Caryopteris 'Longwood Blue'

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Stunning when planted as a long hedge!

Butterflies won't be able to resist these mouth-watering blooms!

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.


Skip Product Specs
Genus Caryopteris
Species x clandonensis
Variety 'Longwood Blue'
Item Form 2-Quart
Zone 5 - 9
Bloom Start To End Mid Summer - Mid Fall
Habit Upright
Plant Height 24 in - 4 ft
Plant Width 24 in - 4 ft
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Fast Growing, Flower, Fragrance, Hummingbird Lovers, Repeat Bloomer
Bloom Color Blue
Foliage Color Light Green, Silver/Gray
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Deer Resistance, Heat Tolerant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Cut Flowers, Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Hedge, Ornamental
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

Product Review Summary

Based on 5 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

September 13, 2022


This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

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.

Lile from GA
February 09, 2020

Year 5 coming up and fabulous in NC

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

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.

Georgia from NC
September 01, 2018

I love the color

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

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.

Helene from WV
March 11, 2013

Longwood Blue

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

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.

Deb from AZ
January 26, 2012

Longwood Blue Caryopteris

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

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.

Kay from GA

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