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Caryopteris divaricata 'Snowstorm'


Attractive variegated flowers topped with blue flowers.

A beautiful foliage shrub introduced from Japan. The leaves have a striking white variegation to the margin and grey-green interiors. The habit is rounded and the plant matures to a nice controlled 2-3 feet high and wide. The flowers are wispy, blue and appear in late summer through fall. Best in full sun. Drought tolerant once established. Does not like wet soils.

Common Name: Bluebeard

Family: Lamiaceae (The Mint Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-9

Light: Full Sun

Height: 2-4'

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: Blue

Secondary Bloom Colour:

Class: Deciduous

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Dry, Drought Tolerant

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Mixed forests on mountain slopes and along roadsides; 700-2900 m.


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Himalayas

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