Caryopteris are a useful family of smaller woody shrubs that come into their own from august onwards each year with a dazzling show of nectar rich flowers, borne in fluffy clusters along and at the end of the upright stems. The lance shaped foliage of all varieties is aromatic and you will always know when they are in flower as the shrub will be literally buzzing with bees (and butterflies!).
Few of our garden shrubs are easier to grow than Caryopteris, whether you are a complete beginner or a seasoned pro in the garden these shrubs do not disappoint. Once established they are both drought tolerant and very low maintenance needing little more than a hard prune each spring to let the new growth come through unfettered, with the flowers to follow.