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Beyond Midnight® Caryopteris

Caryopteris x clandonensis 'CT-9-12'

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Beyond Midnight® Caryopteris (Caryopteris x clandonensis 'CT-9-12') at Platt Hill Nursery

Beyond Midnight® Caryopteris flowers

Beyond Midnight® Caryopteris flowers

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Height:  30 inches

Spread:  30 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  5a

Other Names:  Bluebeard, Blue Spirea, Blue Mist Shrub

Brand:  Proven Winners

Description:

A very impressive shrub with deep blue flowers and extremely dark, glossy green leaves; foliage is pleasantly fragrant when crushed; a real magnet for all types of pollinators in the garden

Ornamental Features

Beyond Midnight® Caryopteris is clothed in stunning cymes of royal blue flowers along the branches from late summer to early fall, which emerge from distinctive white flower buds. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has dark green foliage with silver undersides throughout the season. The glossy oval leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Beyond Midnight® Caryopteris is an open multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Beyond Midnight® Caryopteris is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Beyond Midnight® Caryopteris will grow to be about 30 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 30 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.

Beyond Midnight® Caryopteris makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

This Plant Finder tool is an online catalog representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact your nearest Platt Hill Nursery store for current availability. It does not include our entire inventory of plants, so be sure to visit us to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.



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