- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: August and September
- Hardiness: fully hardy
This bushy, evergreen shrub has fluffy clusters of bright blue flowers in August and September and small, glossy, bright green leaves. Its compact habit makes it an excellent choice for a small, sunny garden with neutral to acid soil. It is happiest in a south- or west-facing border, protected from cold winds.
- Garden care: In spring remove any dead, diseased or damaged stems and if the shrub is congested, cut back some of the main stems to the base to retain an open habit.
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