Parent: Caryopteris x clandonensis
Category: Shrub - Deciduous
Zones: 5 to 9
Size: To 30" tall and slightly wider
Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade
Selected for its low mounding habit, dark green leaves and numerous violet-blue flowers. Attracts bees and butterflies. Well-drained loose soil.
Patent application filed by Jean-paul Davasse, of Angers, France in 2003. From the patent application:
The new Caryopteris is a product of a open-pollination breeding program conducted by the Inventor in Angers, France. Seed was collected from a population of open-pollinated plants of the Caryopteris×clandonensis cultivar Inoveris, not patented, in August, 1997. The cultivar Minibleu was discovered and selected by the Inventor as a flowering plant within the progeny from this open-pollination in a controlled environment in Angers, France.
- Caryopteris x clandonensis 'First Choice'
- Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Longwood Blue'
- Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Summer Sorbet'
- Caryopteris x clandonensis 'White Surprise'
- Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Worcester Gold'
I purchased a 1-gallon pot from Big Bloomers in October 2012 and planted it in the Big Trees and Birds garden. It died from fertilizer burn.