Caryopteris Clandonensis Heavenly Blue Hedging
Caryopteris Heavenly Blue (Caryopteris x clandonensis Heavenly Blue)
An indespensible and well loved shrub that is seldom overlooked by designers if late season colour is needed, either as a solitary plant or even better in bold drifts to really bring out the intensity of its flowers.
The pointed leaves of Caryopteris Heavenly Blue emerge in spring, grey green and elongated and they are aromatic, especially noticeable if you brush past on a warm summers day. From august onwards fluffy clusters of percing dark blue flowers emerge intermittently along the long upright stems and last well into autumn. This versatile shrub will be a magnet for bees and butterflies when in flower.
Caryopteris are easy to grow having no particular requirements, they do best in a sunny spot in a mixed border and they do like drainage in the winter so waterlogged wet soil isnt suitable, they are however (like many grey-green leaved plants) very drought tolerant once established.
Caryopteris Heavenly Blue can also be planted as a more unusual informal flowering hedge setting the plants at 3 per metre it will develop into a continuous blaze of deep blue each summer attaining around a metre in height. (If this is a little on the tall side we also stock the more compact Caryopteris Grand Bleu)
How to grow Caryopteris Heavenly Blue
Position: Best in full sun.
Foliage: Deciduous, loses leaves in autumn and fresh new leaves appear in spring.
Soil and site: Any soil that does not waterlog in winter
Flowering time: from august well into autumn
Growth rate: slow/moderate
Ultimate height and spread: 100cm x 100cm
Hardiness: Fully hardy.
Aftercare: Water regularly after planting and through the first season until established. Prune hard in spring to remove the old flowering stems. For best results apply a mulch at the same time.
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We deliver these plants to you in the pots they are grown in, because there is no root disturbance they can delivered and planted all year round with excellent results.