Caryopteris 'Dark Knight' (Bluemist shrub)
Caryopteris 'Dark Knight', has a deeper bloom color than the popular 'Longwood Blue' with the same silver colored foliage that makes the bluemist shrub a spectacle out of bloom. Perfect for hedges, the mixed border, specimen, and mass plantings. Loved by butterflies, bees, hummingbirds, and disliked by deer. Drought tolerant once established.
Mature Plant Size: 2'-3' Tall, 2'-3' Spread
Bloom Time: Late Summer
Light Exposure: Full Sun/Partial Shade
Soil Type/pH: Well-drained/6.0-7.0
Hardiness Zones: 5-9
Containers Size: 3.5" Pot
Fertilizer: Apply compost or an all purpose granular fertilizer around plants in early spring.
Water: Monitor new plants for adequate moisture. Water in deep and allow the top to dry between applications. Once plants are established (after about a year) only supplement water when in drought situations.
Additional care: Trim to 6" in late winter/early spring before growth begins.
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