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Caryopteris × clandonensis ‘Longwood Blue’
Caryopteris × clandonensis ‘Longwood Blue’
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Caryopteris × clandonensis ‘Longwood Blue’


USDA Zone: 5-9

Plant number: 1.117.090

Although actually a woody shrub, Bluebeard is usually cut back each spring to 6 inches and treated more like a perennial. Plants form a bushy, upright mound of silvery-green leaves, the fragrant sky-blue flowers forming on new wood in late summer and fall. Extremely attractive to butterflies! This American selection is outstanding both for the foliage and flowers. Choose a well-drained location in full sun. In mild winter areas, these are also excellent in tubs or mixed containers. Heat tolerant. Fairly drought tolerant, once established.

Further details for
Caryopteris × clandonensis ‘Longwood Blue’

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Full Sun
Soil Type
  Normal or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
Care Level
Flower Colour
  Deep Blue
Blooming Time
  Late Summer
  Early Fall
  Mid Fall
Foliage Color
  Grey Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Attracts Butterflies
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
   90-100 cm
   35-39 inches
   60-75 cm
   23-29 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate
Disclaimer: This information is presented for reference only. This plant is not currently part of our Heritage Perennials lineup.