Scientific Name: Caryopteris incana 'Jason'
Common Name: Sunshine Blue bluebeard
Family Name: Verbenaceae
Origin: Garden origin, S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 7: (-18 to -12 °C)
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous
Mature Size: 0.7 - 1.3m x 1.0 - 1.5m (height x width)
Habit: Dense
Form: Mounded
Texture: Medium - fine
Landscape Uses: Attract beneficial insects, Attract butterflies, Container planting, Fragrance, Group or mass planting, Mixed shrub border, Small garden/space
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media:
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Soft flexible, Ovate, Serrate
Flowers: Cyme, Blue, Violet, Sep-Oct
Fruit: Nut, Brown, Oct-Nov
Key ID Features:
Compact with golden foliage; leaves ovate, most blades 2-3cm long x 1.2-2.2cm wide, margin with 5 or 6 pairs of teeth; flowers violet to amethyst blue, arising from upper leaf axils, in dense cymes, Aug-Oct.