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Caryopteris - Bluebeards

Prized for their late season blooms, Caryopteris (Bluebeards) are small to medium-sized deciduous shrubs with aromatic leaves and small blue or white flowers in compact clusters in late summer and fall. Easy to grow, they provide a long season of interest with their bushy foliage mounds, sometimes beautifully variegated, which remain fresh looking throughout the summer. The profuse blossoms are ravishing in the sunny garden and a real delight to butterflies or hummingbirds. Pest free, deer resistant, they fit any garden settings and are often perfect for small gardens or containers.


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Caryopteris - Bluebeards

Prized for their long season of interest and easy care, Caryopteris (Bluebeard, Blue Mist, or Blue Spirea) are terrific deciduous shrubs with fragrant true blue flowers in late summer and fall. Attractive to butterflies, hummingbirds and beneficial insects, they add a welcomed splash of color in the late season garden when few other shrubs are in bloom. As valuable as the flowers, their dense foliage of aromatic leaves is also one of their great attributes, adding interest from the time they appear in spring until frost. Superb additions to most sunny garden settings, Bluebeards can also fit small spaces and containers. One of the best small shrubs for late color, they are worth repeating several times over in a border to give a strong fall effect.

Caryopteris divaricata 'Snow Fairy' (Bluebeard)

Noted for its striking variegated foliage, Caryopteris divaricata 'Snow Fairy' is a compact, bushy deciduous shrub with small lavender-blue flowers in late summer through early fall. They are attractive to butterflies, bees and other beneficial insects. They contrast nicely with the aromatic green leaves adorned with creamy-white edges. The ovate leaves keep their coloration and remain fresh-looking all summer long. Valued for its late season blossoms when few other shrubs are in bloom, this easy care shrub is a superb addition to any sunny garden. Perfect for small gardens or containers.

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Caryopteris incana 'Jason' Sunshine Blue (Bluebeard)

Caryopteris incana 'Jason' Sunshine Blue (Bluebeard) is a small, deciduous shrub of upright and compact habit with fragrant amethyst blue flowers from late summer to early fall. Attractive to butterflies, bees and other beneficial insects, the eye-catching flowers contrast nicely with the bright golden-yellow foliage of ovate, coarsely toothed, aromatic leaves. Valued for its late season blossoms when few other shrubs are in bloom, this easy care shrub adds a splash of bright color to the sunny perennial or shrub borders.

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Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Beyond Midnight' (Bluebeard)

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Beyond Midnight' (Bluebeard) is a small, deciduous shrub of tight and compact habit, with deep blue flowers in late summer to early fall. Attractive to butterflies, bees and other beneficial insects, they contrast nicely with the glossy, extremely dark foliage of ovate, coarsely toothed, aromatic leaves. Valued for its late season blossoms when few other shrubs are in bloom, this easy care shrub is a superb addition to any sunny garden. Perfect for small gardens and containers.

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Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Dark Knight' (Bluebeard)

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Dark Knight' (Bluebeard) is a compact, deciduous shrub of rounded habit with a profusion of fragrant, deep blue-purple flowers in late summer and early fall. Attractive to butterflies, bees and other beneficial insects, they contrast nicely with the dense foliage of dark green, lance-shaped, aromatic leaves. Valued for its late season blossoms when few other shrubs are in bloom, this easy care shrub is a superb addition to any sunny garden border.

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Caryopteris x clandonensis 'First Choice' (Bluebeard)

Blooming earlier than other earlier bluebeards, award-winner Caryopteris x clandonensis 'First Choice' is a compact deciduous shrub of tight habit with deep blue flowers in late summer through early fall. Opening from deep indigo-blue buds, they are attractive to butterflies, bees and other beneficial insects. They contrast nicely with the gray-green foliage of ovate, coarsely toothed, aromatic leaves, which remain fresh-looking all summer long. Valued for its late season blossoms when few other shrubs are in bloom, this easy care shrub is a superb addition to any sunny garden. Perfect for small gardens or containers. Heat tolerant.

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Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Hint of Gold' (Bluebeard)

Noted for its bright golden foliage, Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Hint of Gold' is a compact deciduous shrub of upright habit with intense violet flowers in late summer to fall. Borne atop woody stems clothed with extra large, serrated, vivid golden-yellow leaves, they are attractive to butterflies, bees and other beneficial insects. They stand out against the striking foliage that glistens in the sun throughout the summer. Valued for its late season blossoms when few other shrubs are in bloom, this easy care shrub is a superb addition to any sunny garden. Perfect for small gardens or containers.

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Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Inoveris' Grand Bleu (Bluebeard)

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Inoveris' (Bluebeard) or 'Grand Bleu ' is a small, deciduous shrub of tight and compact habit, with a profusion of deep blue flowers in late summer to fall. Attractive to butterflies, bees and other beneficial insects, they contrast nicely with the large, glossy, dark green, aromatic leaves with silvery underneath. Valued for its late season blossoms when few other shrubs are in bloom, this easy care shrub is a superb addition to any sunny garden. Perfect for small gardens or containers.

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Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Janice' Lil Miss Sunshine (Bluebeard)

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Janice' (Bluebeard) or 'Lil' Miss Sunshine' is a small, deciduous shrub of upright and compact habit with a long season of interest. In spring, its bright gold foliage emerges, adding sparkle to the garden. In late summer to mid fall, abundant rich blue flowers are on display to the delight of butterflies, bees and other beneficial insects. They make a lovely contrast with the sunny yellow foliage of ovate, coarsely toothed, aromatic leaves.

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Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Kew Blue' (Bluebeard)

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Kew Blue' (Bluebeard) is a compact, deciduous shrub of rounded habit with a profusion of dark blue flowers in late summer and early fall. Attractive to butterflies, bees and other beneficial insects, they contrast nicely with the dense foliage of small, narrowly oval, gray-green, aromatic leaves. Valued for its late season blossoms when few other shrubs are in bloom, this easy care shrub is a superb addition to any sunny garden.

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Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Lissilv' Sterling Silver (Bluebeard)

Noted for its silver foliage, Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Lissilv' or 'Sterling Silver' is a compact, bushy deciduous shrub of upright habit with an abundance of intense violet-blue flowers in late summer to fall. Borne atop woody stems clothed with silvery-green aromatic leaves, they are attractive to butterflies, bees and other beneficial insects. They stand out against the striking foliage that glistens in the sun throughout the summer. Valued for its late season blossoms when few other shrubs are in bloom, this easy care shrub is a superb addition to any sunny garden. Perfect for small gardens or containers.

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Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Minbleu' Petit Bleu (Bluebeard)

Blooming heavily over a long season, Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Minbleu' (Bluebeard) or 'Petit Bleu' is a small, deciduous shrub of tight and compact habit, with rich sky blue flowers in late summer through fall. Attractive to butterflies, bees and other beneficial insects, they contrast nicely with the glossy, dark green foliage of ovate, coarsely toothed, aromatic leaves. Valued for its late season blossoms when few other shrubs are in bloom, this easy care shrub is a superb addition to any sunny garden. Perfect for small gardens and containers.

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Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Sapphire Surf' (Bluebeard)

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Sapphire Surf' (Bluebeard) is a compact, deciduous shrub of rounded habit with a profusion of deep blue flowers in late summer and early fall. Attractive to butterflies, bees and other beneficial insects, they contrast nicely with the dense foliage of dark green, lance-shaped, aromatic leaves. Valued for its late season blossoms when few other shrubs are in bloom, this easy care shrub is a superb addition to any sunny garden. Great as a low hedge or as a colorful groundcover.

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Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Summer Sorbet' (Bluebeard)

Noted for its lovely variegated foliage, award-winner Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Summer Sorbet' is a compact, bushy deciduous shrub of tight habit with pale blue flowers in late summer through early fall. Fragrant, they are attractive to butterflies, bees and other beneficial insects. They contrast nicely with the aromatic green leaves adorned with golden-yellow edges. The ovate leaves keep their coloration and remain fresh-looking all summer long. Valued for its late season blossoms when few other shrubs are in bloom, this easy care shrub is a superb addition to any sunny garden. Perfect for small gardens or containers.

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Caryopteris x clandonensis 'White Surprise' (Bluebeard)

Noted for its luminous variegated foliage, Caryopteris x clandonensis 'White Surprise' is a compact deciduous shrub with rich, lavender-blue whorls of flowers in late summer to fall. Borne atop woody stems clothed with finger-shaped, blue-gray leaves adorned with broad cream-white edges, they are attractive to butterflies, bees and other beneficial insects. They stand out against the elegant variegated foliage and make a bold, colorful statement. Valued for its late season blossoms when few other shrubs are in bloom, this easy care shrub is a superb addition to any sunny garden. Perfect for small gardens or containers.

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