Caryopteris incana 'Blue Cascade'
bluebeard 'Blue Cascade'
A small, deciduous shrub to 1.5m tall and wide with a greyish,felt-like covering andweeping branches. Ovate, aromatic leaves to 7.5cm long are coarsely toothed; violet-blue flowers borne in dense cymes extending from the upper leaf axils appear from midsummer to early autumn
Ultimate height1–1.5 metres
Time to ultimate height5–10 years
Ultimate spread1–1.5 metres
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
South–facing or West–facing
- Native to the UK
- Pendulous weeping, Bushy
Caryopteris can be deciduous shrubs or perennials, with aromatic, simple leaves and small blue or white flowers in compact axillary clusters in late summer and autumn
- Name status
How to grow
Grow in moderately fertile, light, well-drained soil in full sun. Best positioned near a warm, sunny wall
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Gravel garden
- City and courtyard gardens
- Mediterranean climate plants
- Flower borders and beds
Capsid bug may cause leaf distortion
May be susceptible to honey fungus
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