Blue Mist Bluebeard

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The Blue Mist Bluebeard (Caryopteris clandonensis 'Blue Mist') is a superstar when it comes to supporting the nectar needs of local beneficial pollinators! Honey bees and butterflies can't get enough of the softly colored, feathery blue blooms.

Some of our top-selling plants feature blue flowers. Blue blooms are always welcome in the landscape, and Blue Mist Bluebeard produces these cherished flowers for many weeks. Bluebeards are well-known for their low-maintenance nature and high performance. This variety has charming small flowers that are found clustered in panicles along the length of each slender stem.

Even when they aren't blooming, you'll love the look and fragrance of the silvery-gray leaves in a high-profile area. You'll release the fresh-smelling perfume of their slender, Willow-shaped leaves with a touch. You'll have plenty of blooms to snip for indoor cut flower arrangements.

Thriving throughout USDA planting zones 5 to 8, these low-growing shrubs only reach 12-18 inches tall, but spread to a lovely mat 2-3 feet wide! In the coldest zones they are rated for, they'll behave as perennials, regrowing from the roots each year. Trim them back and enjoy a fresh year's worth of flowers next year. Deer, rabbits, and few other pests bother these shrubs, but beneficial insects will flock to your garden!

Planting and Application:

Plant this gorgeous, flowering deciduous shrub and enjoy the lovely, mounded form all season long. It will simply shine in your late-season garden! Blue Mist performs beautifully either in the ground or in outdoor containers. It blooms when very few other shrubs are flowering!

The flower display just goes on and on as the growing season winds to a close! These showy small shrubs create a larger-than-life impact no matter where you place them! That pastel-blue shade really "pops" against contrasting bold yellow flowers. It's a classic complement to the pink and white blooms of partner plants.

Whether you use one or many, Blue Mist Bluebeard works hard to give your landscape a softly polished presentation. The tight mound of foliage looks nearly formal, while the fluffy flowers add a touch of rustic charm. Line up a row of these marvelous plants to create a solid, low-growing hedge. They'll accent your walkways and help define your garden border.

Space them eighteen inches apart on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next. The stems will grow together and touch.

Repeat their use in sunny garden beds throughout your yard as a consistent element. They add a wonderful, late blue color to your mixed garden beds, Cottage gardens, Rock Garden, and along paths and walkways. Butterfly Gardens will benefit from their enticing flowers. Pair with early blooming and mid-season bloomers to support your local pollinators.

And of course, you can always enjoy them in outdoor containers! Depending on the size of your pot, they'll be a fabulous "Thriller" in the center or as a series of "Fillers" around the edges.

  • Powder-Blue Flowers from Late Summer to Fall
  • Compact, Mounded Form Looks Great All Season
  • Fragrant, Silvery-Green Foliage
  • Excellent Nectar Support for Butterflies & Helpful Pollinators
  • Use in Containers, Versatile Landscape Use

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Blue Mist Bluebeard is such an easy-care shrub when a few simple requirements are met. They are sun-loving, and need a spot in full sun with at least six hours of sunlight a day. But Blue Mist Shrubs tolerate some afternoon shade in hotter climates. They also need well-drained soil that does not stay wet for long. If your native soil stays soggy, create a raised bed to elevate their roots.

During their first year in your landscape, apply water on a regular schedule. Once their roots are established in your soil, they'll become moderately drought-tolerant. However, we do recommend you protect your investment with supplemental water during long dry spells. A 3-4 inch deep layer of mulch is a great idea to retain additional needed moisture.

Grow Bluebeards as a perennial in colder zones, leaving the foliage in place over winter to protect the crown from winter weather. In Zones 5 and 6, you can prune them back to the ground each spring before they start to grow. In Zones 7 and 8, you can trim them back by half each year in early spring. They'll bounce right back and delight you again. They bloom on this year's wood (new growth) and can be hard-pruned to maintain their trim shape.

  • Widely Adaptable & Easy-Care in Full Sun & Some Shade
  • Almost Any Well-Drained Soil Type
  • Moderate Moisture Needs - Drought Tolerant Once Established
  • Blooms On New Wood - Prune Early Spring
  • Pest Resistant & Deer Seldom Bother Them

Order Blue Mist Bluebeard for yourself and your many pollinators! It's a perfect choice that you'll feel great about. Now available at and shipped to your doorstep!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Blue Mist Bluebeard Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Caryopteris clandonensis 'Blue Mist'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 12 - 18 inches
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate to Low
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Purple-Blue
Foliage Color Silver
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring