Caryopteris

(D=deciduous leaf-losing)

Caryopteris is a genus of small shrubs bearing blue flowers in late summer. They prefer sunny positions but are not particular about soil. Plant in winter. Both of the specimens listed below flower better if cut down almost to the ground each April, but not the first year after planting.

English: Caryopteris incana

English: Caryopteris incana (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Caryopteris clandonensis, 2-1/2 to 3 ft., a hybrid, with greyish leaves and spikes of bright blue flowers in August and September.

C.  Ferndown, 1-½ ft., violet-blue flowers and dark green leaves.

07. October 2012 by Dave Pinkney
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