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botanical name:
Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Worcester Gold'
Caryopteris x clandonensis 'Worcester Gold' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Blue spirea, Bluebeard
family:  Verbenaceae
characteristics: shrub, scented/aromatic
height: 0.90m
width: 0.90m
growth rate:
growth habit: rounded
leaf colour: yellow
flower colour: blue
main season: Autumn
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -23°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
Greenish yellow leaves contrasting with the bright blue flowers.

Needs sun and a well drained soil. In cold areas grow in a protected south facing position. Prune back to 15cm in early spring.

By soft-wood cuttings in early summer or semi-ripe cuttings in late summer.

Distinctive colouring but not to everyone's taste.

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