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Longwood Blue Blue Mist Shrub
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46425.jpgLongwood Blue Blue Mist Shrub

Longwood Blue Blue Mist Shrub

2-Quart
Item # 46425
$19.95
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A superb cut flower, but also useful as a low hedge or accent plant!

Rich blue blooms begin in midsummer and continue into fall.

This superior clone of the Blue Mist Shrub was 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, '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!

'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, '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.

Genus Caryopteris
Species x clandonensis
Variety 'Longwood Blue'
ItemForm 2-Quart
Zone 5 - 9
BloomStartToEnd Mid Summer - Mid Fall
Habit Upright
PlantHeight 24 in - 4 ft
PlantWidth 24 in - 4 ft
AdditionalCharacteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Fast Growing, Flower, Fragrance, Hummingbird Lovers, Repeat Bloomer
BloomColor Blue
FoliageColor Light Green, Silver/Gray
LightRequirements Full Sun, Part Shade
MoistureRequirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Deer Resistance, Heat Tolerant
SoilTolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Fall Color, Border, Cut Flowers, Foliage Interest, Hedge, Ornamental
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Average Based on 2 Reviews Write a Review
Longwood Blue
Deb from AZ wrote (March 11, 2013):
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
Kay from GA wrote (January 26, 2012):
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.