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Hollinshead Water-wise Garden Plants

Photo:
Pat Kolling

Taxon ID#

15

Dense, rounded shrub with grayish-green leaves. Produces lavender-blue flowers in late summer. Foliage has a sage-like scent. Nice color for late season. Can dieback in winter and be cut back like a perennial in early spring

Scientific  Name:

Caryopteris x 'Blue Mist'

Common Name 1

› Bluebeard

Family:

Lamiaceae

Origins:

Native to East Asia

Plant Type:

Med - Lg Shrub (usually >3' and never < 1.5')
Common Name 2

› Blue Mist

Common Name 3

› Blue Spirea

Oregon native:

no

Western state native:

no

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Landscape Application Information

Seasonal Care

Resource Links

MAINTENANCE

Maintenance Level:

Low

Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:

5

Sun Preference:

Partial Sun

Water Preference:

L

Soil Preference:

Well drained

Fertilizer Needs:

Little

Recommended Mulch:

PLANT DESCRIPTION

Foliage Color:

Gray-Green

Foliage Description:

Oval to elliptic green leaves are aromatic when brushed with a hand

Fragrant:

yes

Predominant flower color:

Blue

Flower Description:

Late summer flowers are said to resemble clouds of blue smoke or mist

Fall color:

no

Fall Color Description:

Winter Foliage:

Winter Interest:

no

Winter Interest Description:

Mature height:

5'

Mature spread:

5'

Growth rate:

Medium

LANDSCAPE APPLICATION

Deer Resistant:

yes

Fire Resistant:

no

Attracts Pollinators:

yes

Attracts Butterflies:

yes

Native Habitat:

Attracts Birds:

no

Cut/Dried Flowers:

no

Used by Wildlife:

no

Swales:

no

Wildlife Use:

Photo:
Pat Kolling

Hedge/Screen:

no

Border:

yes

Erosion Control:

no

Windbreak:

no

Ground Cover:

no

Provides Shade:

no

Rock Garden:

no

Cover Structures:

no

First Bloom:

Jul

Last Bloom:

Adds Texture/Movement:

Sep

Ornamental Accent:

yes

no

Garden Observations:

Seasonal Care
Maintenance

SEASONAL CARE

Spring Care:

Blue Mist Shrub (Caryopteris sp.) Bloom on new growth. Cut back to 6 to 8 inches in the spring. Newer varieties can be very sensitive to cold and shouldn't be cut back until buds begin to green. https://extension.oregonstate.edu/sites/default/files/documents/12281/springpruningguide.pdf

Summer Care:

Fall Care:

Winter Care:

Long Term Care:

Insect Pests:

No serious insect problems.

Wildlife Pests:

Diseases:

No serious disease problems. Crowns may rot in wet, poorly-drained soils.

Environmental Problems:

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Care Comments:

RESOURCES

OSU Landscape Profile:

USDA Plants:

Calscape Database:

LBJ Native Plant Database:

Missouri Botanical Garden Database:

Monrovia Profile:

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Alternate Source 2:

Source Comment:

Landscape Application
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Plant Maintenance Information

Image by Mikaela Wiedenhoff

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