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Longwood Blue Bluebeard

SKU: AM014821
$16.95
per Plant - 3" Pot
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Overview
Bluebeard, sometimes called “Blue Mist Shrub” for its clouds of blue flowers borne along upright stems, is a late summer showstopper. Butterflies love drinking from the blooms. ‘Longwood Blue’ is a taller selection that flowers later than other types, giving you color deep into the season. Striking when mass-planted. (Caryopteris x clandonensis)
key features
Botanical Name
Caryopteris x clandonensis Longwood Blue
Advantages
Deer Resistant, Easy To Grow, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Privacy
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Soil Moisture
Average
Mature Height
24-48" tall
Mature Spread
24-48" wide
Bloom Time
Mid summer to fall

Description

24-48" tall and 24-48" wide. Caryopteris × clandonensis 'Longwood Blue' is a fantastic mid-sized shrub for landscape beds, perennial borders, and as a mass foundation planting. Hardy in zones 5-9, ‘Longwood Blue’ can be pruned hard to the ground each year to produce evenly-rounded, fresh growth. In colder zones, low winter temperatures can kill the top growth to the ground; otherwise, cut plants back in the spring. Plant in full sun in average to moist, but well-drained soil. 'Longwood Blue' is drought tolerant once established. For maximum impact, plant in groups of three or more. Will sometimes sucker and spread in warmer climates.