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Caryopteris clandonensis/Blue Mist Spirea

Caryopteris clandonensis / Caryopteris clandonensis
Have blue flowes in summer
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Have blue flowes in summer

Call Ble Mist Spirea as flowers clusters resemble spirea

Has nice foliage for background for flower heads

Flower heads can be large and showy

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Scientific Name: Caryopteris clandonensis
Common Name: Blue Mist Spirea
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Blue
Fruit present: Winter
Fruit color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
Plants That Attract Butterflies
Comments: Blue Mist Spirea has medium powder blue flowers in summer that attract butterflies. There are other cultivars that have darker colored blue flowers. Where freezes occcur, it will be killed to the ground, but will return as spring arrive. The creamy white, papery seed can be attractive in the winter landscape. It is drough tolerant.