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Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Heavenly Blue' (Bluebeard 'Heavenly Blue')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
1m
Max height
1m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Heavenly Blue'

Other names

Bluebeard 'Heavenly Blue'

Genus

Caryopteris Caryopteris

Variety or Cultivar

'Heavenly Blue' _ 'Heavenly Blue' forms clusters of striking dark blue flowers in autumn and slightly toothed, aromatic, grey-green leaves.


Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Heavenly Blue' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Aromatic foliage, whichs looks good from spring onwards.

Habit

Bushy, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Blue in Summer; Blue in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Capsid bug , Mealybugs Capsid bug , Mealybugs

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Every spring cut back to within two leaf-buds of the old growth. Weak stems should be cut base to the base.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Heavenly Blue' (Bluebeard 'Heavenly Blue') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Drought Tolerant, Cottage/Informal, Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Thrives in any well-drained soil. Needs a sunny position and in cold areas will need shelter.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Heavenly Blue'

Other names

Bluebeard 'Heavenly Blue'

Genus

Caryopteris Caryopteris

Variety or Cultivar

'Heavenly Blue' _ 'Heavenly Blue' forms clusters of striking dark blue flowers in autumn and slightly toothed, aromatic, grey-green leaves.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Aromatic foliage, whichs looks good from spring onwards.

Habit

Bushy, Spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Blue in Summer; Blue in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Capsid bug , Mealybugs

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Every spring cut back to within two leaf-buds of the old growth. Weak stems should be cut base to the base.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Heavenly Blue' (Bluebeard 'Heavenly Blue') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Drought Tolerant, Cottage/Informal, Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Thrives in any well-drained soil. Needs a sunny position and in cold areas will need shelter.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Heavenly Blue'

The lance-shaped, grey-green leaves are aromatic. Hoverflies, bees and the silver Y moth are among the insects which this species attracts. read more

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