Caryopteris x clandonensis 'White Surprise'

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  • Common Name: White Surprise False Blue Spirea
  • Plant Story:

    Noted for its showy variegated foliage, Caryopteris x clandonensis 'White Surprise' is a compact deciduous shrub with lavender-blue whorls of flowers from the late summer to the early fall. The flowers look stunning against the blue-gray leaves with cream-white variegated edges. Attracts butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, and other beneficial insects.

  • Type: Shrub Deciduous
  • Bloom Season: Summer
  • Flower Color: Blue
  • Planting Zone: 6-9
  • Height: 2-3 ft
  • Spread: 2-3 ft
  • Light Requirements:Full Sun
  • Suggested Uses: Shrub border or perennial border
  • Leaf: Not available
  • Edible: NO
  • Attracts to: Birds, Butterflies, Bees
  • Plant Deer Resistant:Yes
  • Plant Potential Pests:Capsid bug
  • Form: Compact
  • Special Care Instructions:

    Some drought tolerance. Intolerant of wet soils. Prune in early spring.


White Surprise False Blue Spirea - Additional Photos