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Caryopteris clandonensis (Blue beard, Blue-spirea

Posted by mary_max 5 (My Page) on
Sun, Sep 29, 13 at 21:02

Are these shrubs long lasting? I have read good for few years only. Is this true? If so I better find another one. Thanks

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RE: Caryopteris clandonensis (Blue beard, Blue-spirea

I've had mine for many years.

RE: Caryopteris clandonensis (Blue beard, Blue-spirea

mine are going on 10 years ... in sand.. barely mulched.. and never watered.. unless they are wilting ... and then they bounce right back ...

i have a couple variegated ones.. that really make an otherwise nondescript plant 'pop' .. when not in flower ....

i have never had the guts to do it.. but some peeps cut them nearly to the ground every year ...

a real bee magnet in late august and fall ...

that second name doesnt sound right... but i am not current on its nomenclature ... perhaps i never knew the second name ... lol ....


EDIT: happened to walk by mine.. its labeled as Caryopteris incana .. and that was how i bought it ... so i went the the website of the place i got them from .. and the link is below ....

Here is a link that might be useful: looks like the name was changed on my summer sorbet and snow fairy ....

This post was edited by ken_adrian on Mon, Sep 30, 13 at 12:17

RE: Caryopteris clandonensis (Blue beard, Blue-spirea

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Thu, Oct 3, 13 at 1:11

Another small gray shrub for full sun and good drainage, along with lavender, lavender cotton, thyme etc.

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