Caryopteris × clandonensis 'Dark Knight'

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Buy Caryopteris × clandonensis 'Dark Knight' bluebeard: Attractive violet blue flowers

This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

    • Position: full sun
    • Soil: moderately fertile, light, well-drained soil
    • Rate of growth: average
    • Flowering period: August to September
    • Hardiness: fully hardy

      The flowers of this handsome shrub are really useful for adding late colour to the border, and their rich purple-blue colouring looks wonderful against the foliage, which has a silvery reverse. Acting as a magnet for bees and butterflies, it's a great addition to a wildlife-friendly garden, and once established, it will become drought-tolerant. Where temperatures fall below -15°C it's best grown against a warm, south or west-facing wall.

    • Garden care: In March prune all of the flowered stems back hard to the permanent framework. After pruning apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted garden compost around the base of the plant.

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I would definitely recommend this company to all gardeners.

5

Great packaging and plants in good condition. Fair price and reliable delivery.

Mick

Luton

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A really nice plant, which has almost doubled in size

5

A good size, lovely colour and upright growth

HTG

Midlands

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Not fully hardy

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I reviewed the caryopteris before in glowing terms, I have 5 in the garden and was a bit concerned they never flowered as well as expected. This year after a colder than normal winter going down to -10deg looks like they have all died off with only a few of the branches showing any sign of sprouting. Would definitely say they shouldn't be classed as fully hardy, everything else in the garden is growing including 2 rosemary plants in pots that were left out over winter.

Dave

Aberdeen

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Impressive

5

Great show first year, looks set for another performance this summer.

Getupngrow

Cotswolds

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it died over winter

1

It was very little difference to other caryopteris.

Jen

Chester

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Recommended, would buy another.

5

Attractive to wildlife (Bees, Hoverflies etc). Not many attractive blue flowering shrubs of this size available.

Tenth Hussar

West Sussex

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bee magnet

4

busy trying to create a bee friendly garden this summer, planted all the usual hebes, lavenders, sedums etc...decided to try this plant, amazing, I had bees trying to get to the flowers even before the plant had been fully taken out of the box. Very intense colour of blue- has become my favourite plant.

dave

aberdeen

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Caryopteris × clandonensis Dark Knight

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71.4

Hi looking for cat safe plants. I read online that blue mist shrubs is one of them. Are there others? And im also new to gardening. I need something that is low maintenance or require little to no work.

MissC

Camelia, Fuchsia, Heuchera, Monarda, Antirrhinum, Rosa and Petunia to get you started! Even though many plants are safe, some pets, like humans, may have a sensitivity or allergic reaction to certain substances, so it's important to observe your pet's behavior for any possible signs of distress.

Andy

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