Caryopteris x clandonensis 'White Surprise' Plant Patent #21,146Item #7246 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 9
This amazing white-edged sport of Caryopteris Heavenly Blue forms a three foot tall and wide clump of woody stems, each clothed with finger-shaped white-edged green leaves. From summer through fall, the foliage is covered with rich, lavender-blue whorls of flowers that look stunning against the variegated foliage. Ideal in mixed perennial and shrub borders.
- DetailPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Fast grower to 3 ft. tall and wide.Foliage color:VariegatedBlooms:Summer through fallFlower color:Violet-bluePatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
- CareCare InformationPrefers well-drained loamy soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Drought tolerant once established. In USDA Zone 5, will re-sprout from the ground in spring; in warmer areas, cut back close the ground annually to keep neat, compact form. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly- weekly or more often in extreme heat. Needs less frequent watering, once established.
- History & LoreHistory:Discovered in 2005 by Dutch nurseryman, Jan Jacob Bos.