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Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Hint of Gold' (Bluebeard 'Hint of Gold')

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 'Hint of Gold'

Other names

Blue mist spirea 'Hint of Gold', Blue mist shrub 'Hint of Gold', Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Lisaura', Bluebeard 'Hint of Gold'

Genus

Caryopteris Caryopteris

Variety or Cultivar

'Hint of Gold' _ 'Hint of Gold' is a bushy, rounded, deciduous shrub bearing ovate to elliptic, toothed, veined, golden-yellow to yellow-green leaves with bright green margins and clusters of deep blue flowers in late summer and early autumn.


Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Hint of Gold' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Aromatic foliage, whichs looks good from spring onwards.

Habit

Bushy, Rounded

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Dark-blue in Summer; Dark-blue in Autumn

Foliage

Golden-yellow, Bright-green, Yellow-green, Variegated in Spring; Variegated, Golden-yellow, Bright-green, Yellow-green in Summer; Yellow-green, Variegated, Golden-yellow, Bright-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Capsid bug , Mealybugs Capsid bug , Mealybugs

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 6. Weak stems should be cut to the base.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

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

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny position. Heat tolerant. Fairly drought tolerant once established. Best planted against a warm, sunny wall in areas with cold winters. Protect with a dry winter mulch.

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)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Hint of Gold'

Other names

Blue mist spirea 'Hint of Gold', Blue mist shrub 'Hint of Gold', Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Lisaura', Bluebeard 'Hint of Gold'

Genus

Caryopteris Caryopteris

Variety or Cultivar

'Hint of Gold' _ 'Hint of Gold' is a bushy, rounded, deciduous shrub bearing ovate to elliptic, toothed, veined, golden-yellow to yellow-green leaves with bright green margins and clusters of deep blue flowers in late summer and early autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Aromatic foliage, whichs looks good from spring onwards.

Habit

Bushy, Rounded

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Dark-blue in Summer; Dark-blue in Autumn

Foliage

Golden-yellow, Bright-green, Yellow-green, Variegated in Spring; Variegated, Golden-yellow, Bright-green, Yellow-green in Summer; Yellow-green, Variegated, Golden-yellow, Bright-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Capsid bug , Mealybugs

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 6. Weak stems should be cut to the base.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

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

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

Grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil in a sheltered, sunny position. Heat tolerant. Fairly drought tolerant once established. Best planted against a warm, sunny wall in areas with cold winters. Protect with a dry winter mulch.

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

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Hint of Gold' (Bluebeard 'Hint of Gold')

Common pest name

tomato thrips

Scientific pest name

Ceratothripoides brunneus

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Thrips present in Africa; the Caribbean and parts of Asia; frequently intercepted in the UK. Can cause significant damage to tomatoes and other crops in countries where it is present. Europe wide PRA will consider its potential to establish and cause damage.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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