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Bluebeard

Caryopteris spp.

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Full Sun
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

60cm

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Bluebeard Overview

This genus originate from Eastern Asia and contains around 7 deciduous subshrubs that tend to grow 1-4m high. They are classically grown for their attractive and sometimes aromatic foliage and small, pretty blue flowers. This genus has been cultivated and hybrids produced. Cultivars include species with white and various shades of blue flowers.

Common problems with Bluebeard

How to propagate Bluebeard

Cuttings

Propagate by greenwood or semi-ripe cuttings in summer. Seed in autumn, cultivators by cuttings only in summer.

Seed

Other uses of Bluebeard

Grown for their foliage and small but freely produced blue flowers. Suitable for coastal conditions.

Summer flowering garden shrubs

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