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Bluebeard 'Summer Sorbet'®

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Summer Sorbet' has yellow-green, variegated foliage and light blue flowers starting in August

Bluebeard 'Summer Sorbet'®
 
 
 

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Product information "Bluebeard 'Summer Sorbet'®"

Not only the flowers offer a beautiful sight with the bluebeard 'Summer Sorbet', but also the yellow-green, variegated foliage is a real eye-catcher. As with all bluebeards, the leaves have an herb-like, aromatic fragrance. Especially the interplay of the variegated leaves with the light blue flowers, which decorate the ornamental shrub from the end of August until the October, is what makes this variety something special in the garden.
Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Summer Sorbet' needs a sunny, rather dry, sheltered position with a good soil temperature.
Winter protection is recommended for this variety; in autumn, a thick layer of foliage can be applied over the roots of the plant and at the starting point of the shoots. Of course, the shoots can also be covered with brushwood, but this is not absolutely necessary. By cutting back the plant strongly in the spring, the flower formation is strengthened and the frozen back shoots are removed. Pruning can be done to a height of 15 cm. In order to achieve a full bloom, it is advised not to apply to much fertiliser, as this reduces the plant’s ability to bloom.
This shrub reaches a height of 90 cm in elliptical form, which makes it suitable not only as a solitary shrub, but also for area plantings and in containers and beds. It is even possible to grow as a small hedge.
 
Growth: Small and compact, elliptical
Final size: 90 cm high and 50 cm wide
Flowers: Light blue, late August to October
Foliage: Yellow-green variegated, has herb-like, aromatic fragrance
Use: Solitary plant, areas plantings, containers, low hedges, Mediterranean gardens
Speciality: Provides butterflies with a source of food
 
  • Flowering Period August, September, October
  • Final height 60cm to 100cm
  • Final width 40cm to 60cm
  • Available February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
  • Plant Type deciduous
  • Fragrance slightly scented
  • Use beds/borders, paths/rock walls/rock gardens, for containers, as a hedge, for group plantings, as a specimen plant
  • Hardiness limited hardiness/hardiness only in mild microclimates
  • Soil dry, moderately heavy, light, slightly alkaline, neutral, slightly acidic
  • Location partial shade, full sun
  • Flower Colour blue
  • Leaf Colour mixed/striped, yellow, green

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