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Caryopteris × clandonensis (blue mist shrub, bluebeard)

Caryopteris × clandonensis Blue Empire™ 'Elst01' PPAF

blue mist shrub, bluebeard

Big, blue + beautiful
Obedient low growing habit
Long wands of BIGGER deep blue flowers
Excellent cut flower

According to Plantipp, the motto of this stunning, new Caryopteris is big, blue & beautiful! We found that to be true in our own trial gardens here at North Creek. Its powdery grey-green foliage is the perfect skirting to present the long wands of stacked deep blue flowers. The flowers are bigger than other Caryopteris that we have trialed with long wands lasting weeks on end. It is a wonderful addition to the landscape or container garden + excellent for cut flowers. Superior low growing habit. 

Caryopteris x clandonensis Blue Empire TM 'Elst01' - 32 per flat Availability
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30-40 Inches


24-36 Inches


24 Inches

Bloom Color


USDA Hardiness Zone 5-8

Caryopteris × clandonensis Growing and Maintenance Tips

Tolerant of dry soil, but prefers well-drained soils in full sun.

Good Substitutions

blue mist shrub, bluebeard Caryopteris × clandonensis
Blue mist shrub Caryopteris × clandonensis 'Inoveris'
Lavandula × intermedia Sensational! 'Tesseract'
blue mist shrub, bluebeard Caryopteris × clandonensis

Key Characteristics & Attributes

Full Sun
Full Sun
Cut Flower
Cut Flower
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Additional Information

Soil Moisture Needs