Summer Sorbet Bluebeard

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Summer Sorbet' PP #15,935

Spherical in habit, like a blue balloon when in full bloom. Dark green leaves have silvery hairs beneath and emit a lavender fragrance. Adaptable to most soils. This strong selection has exhibited winter hardiness in USDA Zone 5; stems may die back and re-sprout from roots in spring.
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Once established, needs only occasional watering

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Botanical Pronunciationkar-ee-OP-ter-iss klan-doh-NEN-sis
Average Size at MaturityReaches 36-42 in. tall, 30-42 in. wide.
Bloom TimeLate summer to fall
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorBlue
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Cutting Garden, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Easy Care, Waterwise, Bird Friendly, Compact Form
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering

Provide well drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system.Tolerates mild drought, when established. Avoid wet, soggy soils. Stems may die to the ground in zones 5 and 6, re-growing in spring. Elsewhere, prune in early spring to rejuvenate. Feed before new growth begins.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 6-10

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