Caryopteris x clandonensis 'White Surprise'

White Surprise Blue Mist Spirea, Bluebeard

Newly planted

Newly planted


Patents: PP#21146

Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Caryopteris

Parent: Caryopteris x clandonensis

Category: Shrub - Deciduous

Zones: 5 to 9

Size: 3' tall and wide

Growth Rate: Fast

Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun


White edged variegated leaves. Lavender blue flowers in summer.


Patent application filed in 2009.

Discovered in June 2005 as a branch sport of Caryopteris clandonensis 'Heavenly Blue' (unpatented) at the inventor's nursery in Wilp, The Netherlands.

Other Cultivars: 

My Experience: 

I purchased a 1-gallon plant at Nurseries Caroliniana in May 2013 and planted it in the In Between Garden.

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