Caryopteris 'Longwood Blue'

Caryopteris 'Longwood Blue'
Caryopteris 'Longwood Blue'

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Stunning when planted as a long hedge
SKU 46425
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Key Characteristics

5 - 9

Mature Height

4 Feet

Mature Width

4 Feet

Sun / Shade

Full Sun, Part Shade

Moisture Level

Dry, Moist, well-drained

Soil Type

Normal, loamy

Description / Caryopteris 'Longwood Blue'

Caryopteris 'Longwood Blue' is a superior clone of the Blue Mist Shrub, selected at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania for its upright growth, long bloomtime, heavy flower production, and superb silvery foliage. A garden standout that needs little attention to look its best for years, Caryopteris 'Longwood Blue' is a fine addition to the sunny to partly shaded garden!

This shrub is 2 to 4 feet tall and wide, creating a big impact even in a small space. As a long, glorious hedge (as pictured here at Longwood Gardens), it is breathtaking. Butterflies can't resist these blue blooms, adding even more color to the garden!

Caryopteris 'Longwood Blue' blooms most heavily from midsummer into fall, continuing through those late-summer doldrums that can make a garden look spent. Its flowers are a rich, hard-to-find shade of blue, and make fine cut flowers. They're nicely complemented by the silvery hues on the foliage!

Upright and never sprawling or rangy, Caryopteris 'Longwood Blue' is an altogether superior selection of the beloved Blue Mist Shrub. Give it a try in your garden this season!

Space shrubs 3 to 4 feet apart in well-drained soil in full sun in the North or partial shade in the South. Zones 5-9.

Product Details

Item Form 2-Quart
Genus Caryopteris
Species x clandonensis
Variety 'Longwood Blue'
Product Classification Shrubs, Trees and Shrubs
Habit Upright
USDA Zone Low 5
USDA Zone High 9
Sun / Shade Full Sun, Part Shade
Bloom Color Blue
Bloom Season Start Mid Summer
Bloom Season End Mid Fall
Foliage Color Light Green, Silver/Gray
Resistance Deer Resistance, Heat Tolerant
Special Features Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Fast Growing, Flower, Fragrance, Hummingbird Lovers, Repeat Bloomer
Uses Border, Cut Flowers, Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Hedge, Ornamental
Zone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
State Shipping Restrictions GU, HI, PR, VI
Discount Exempt No

Customer Reviews

Review by Lile
WOW, WOW! Breathtaking Beauty--I have all the butterflies, honey bees, and bumblebees in the neighborhood. It's just WOW! Makes me very happy! I need more.
Year 5 coming up and fabulous in NC
Review by Georgia
Zone 7 and these bushes do not disappoint. We rooted and moved some in the first year and our house has them on 3 sides now. Different amounts of sun delay the bushes in the side yard so we get even longer blooming overall and the bees love them. Really glad we started with 3 bushes. Every other year we cut them down to 6 inches to b Let them grow back strong and avoid a scale disease we started having in year 3 and year 4 was the best year ever.
I love the color
Review by Helene
I planted two of these plants in April 2018. It is now August 2018. They are now turning purple and have little flowers on them I am very happy with these plants.
Longwood Blue
Review by Deb
I planted five of these in Strawberry, AZ, which gets snow and down to -8 in winter at times. They were beautiful plants that took very little care once established. We had droughts and they were drought tolerant. Will definitely try these again in Nevada.
Longwood Blue Caryopteris
Review by Kay
Great plant to grow in Georgia, north of Atlanta. Never sick or sorry, tolerated the dry weather and red clay. Beautiful blue added to the landscape.

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