LIL’ MISS SUNSHINE®

Bluebeard

Caryopteris x clandonensis

'Janice'

USPP 22,160

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  • Colorful foliage
  • Very floriferous
  • Sun loving
Description

Compact habit! Lil' Miss Sunshine® caryopteris delivers bright yellow foliage all summer long, and has a neat, compact habit. Abundant blue flowers appear in late summer. Also known as blue mist spirea, despite the fact that it is not remotely related to Spiraea.

Awards Silver Medal, Plantarium 2010

USDA Zone 5 - 9 (-20°F/-28.9°C)

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Exposure Full sun

Height 2.5 - 3'

Width 2.5 - 3'

Finish Time .5 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Late summer - fall

Flower Color Blue

Foliage Color Yellow

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil Good drainage is essential. The combination of wet soil and cold temperatures is particularly detrimental.

Pruning Caryopteris should be cut back hard each early spring, as soon as the new growth has begun to emerge on the stems.

Uses Caryopteris brings color and late-season interest to any sunny spot in the landscape, and is especially well suited to perennial gardens, pollinator plantings, and edging.

Growing Tips Caryopteris requires sunny sites and well-drained, even dry, soils. It should be treated much like buddleia in terms of pruning and siting.