Caryopteris clandonensis 'White Surprise' was discovered in 2005 as a variegated shoot of 'Heavenly Blue'. Rich blue flowers cover this pretty shrub from August onwards which contrast beautifully against the delicate leaves which have a deep grey green middle encased by a crisp, white edge. As with all the caryopteris, when the flowers emerge, this plant becomes a hectic feeding station for bees and pollinating insects, adding futher interest in the garden whilst hopefully doing our planet some good!
- Eventual Size: Up to 90cm
- Position: Sunny, bright
- Foliage: Deciduous
- Habit: Irregular bushy
- Soil: In any good well-drained soil
- Common Names: Blue beard and Blue spiraea
Plant with good compost in well drained soil in a bright, sunny position. Water in prolonged, dry periods if necessary. Prune back hard in spring.
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L&J Hann on 13 Sep 2016
We would like to express our thanks for the wonderful service your nursery provided us with both plant selection and then planting, we are especially pleased with the two Caryopteris varieties recommended as bee friendly - The bees are swarming in their masses, its lovely to see. Best regards, Lina.