Caryopteris x 'SMCIPG'

La Barbe Bleue™ Bluebeard

Caryopteris 'La Barbe Bleue'

Deciduous Shrub

Deciduous shrub for full sun. Yellow foliage add a bright note from spring to fall, but the plant is at its best when masses of blue flowers are on display against the golden foliage. Rounded form, with small, fine foliage. Moderate growing; reaches 36 in. tall, 30 in. wide.

Growing Conditions

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Exposure: Full Sun, Afternoon Sun, Reflected Heat

Water Needs: Drought-tolerant, Average, Low, Low Water / No Water


Size: 30 - 36 tall x 24 - 36 wide
Shape / Form: Rounded
Foliage Texture: Fine
Foliage Quality: Fine

Features: Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Bees, Attracts Butterflies, Drought-tolerant / Water wise, Dwarf / Compact Plant, Flowers, Attractive Foliage, Long Blooming

Foliage Color: Yellow, Yellow / Gold
Leaf Shape: Elliptical

Flower Color: Blue
Bloom Season: Late Summer / Early Fall, Summer

Uses and Applications

Landscape Uses: Attracts Pollinators, Beds and Borders, Hell Strip, Mixed Border, Small Gardens
Special Situations: Deer Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Low Water / No Water, Once-a-Year Maintenance
Wildlife: Bees, Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds

More Design Considerations

Season of Interest: Spring, Summer, Fall, Pleasing Seasonal Changes, Three Seasons of Interest
Position / Role: mid-plane filler

Care and Maintenance

Maintenance Level: low

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