Blue Mist Bluebeard

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Sophisticated Late Season Blooms Blue Mist Bluebeard

  • Powder-Blue Flowers from Late Summer to Fall
  • Fragrant, Silvery-Green Foliage
  • Compact, Mounded Form Looks Great All Season
  • Excellent Nectar Support for Butterflies And Helpful Pollinators
  • No Butterfly Garden Should Be Without
  • Use in Containers
  • Versatile Landscape Use
  • Widely Adaptable and Easy-Care

Plant this gorgeous, flowering deciduous shrub and enjoy the lovely, mounded form all season long. It will simply shine in your late season garden.

Best of all...Blue Mist Bluebeard (Caryopteris x 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 over the course of many weeks.

The 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.

Blue Mist performs beautifully either in the ground, or in outdoor containers. It blooms when very few other shrubs are flowering.

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.

Grow them as a perennial in colder zones. They bloom on this year's wood, and can be hard-pruned to maintain their trim shape.

You'll want to have plenty of blooms to snip for indoors cut flower arrangements. Order several Blue Mist Bluebeard today!

How to Use Blue Mist Bluebeard in the Landscape

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 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.

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.

Repeat their use in sunny garden beds throughout your yard as a consistent element. They add wonderful, late blue color in your mixed garden beds.

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 a series of "Fillers" around the edges.

#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.

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.

Leave the foliage in place overwinter to protect the crown from winter weather. In Zone 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.

In areas with deer pressure, it's best to use repellent on planting day. No plant is truly deer resistant, if the animals are hungry enough. Reapply according to label instructions.

Order Blue Mist Bluebeard. It's a perfect choice that you'll feel great about.

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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 18.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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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 x clandonensis 'Blue Mist'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 12 - 18 inches
Mature Spread 2 - 3 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Blue
Foliage Color Silver
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Early Spring
Fragrant No