Caryopteris x clandonensis Petit Bleu™ ('Minibleu')

Petit Bleu™ Blue-mist Shrub, Bluebeard

Patents: PP#14674

Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Caryopteris

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.

Other Cultivars: 

My Experience: 

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.

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