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Caryopteris clandonensis Blue Empire ('Elst01') PP30,494

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Big, Blue & Beautiful! That’s the motto of this stunning, new Caryopteris Blue Empire! Blue Empire produces blue flowers that are strikingly bigger than other Caryopteris varieties. Its intense blue flowers combine beautifully with its green, light grey leaves. Blue Empire also stands out for its fast growth and bushy habit. No wonder this blue beard won a KVBC Award Bronze! Blue Empire prefers a location in full sun, in well-drained and fertile soil. Roots are winter hardy to USDA Zone 5, top growth is hardy to USDA Zone 7. It reaches a height of 40" and a width of 24". Blue Empire is perfect as solitary on balcony or patio, in perennial borders, and in mixed containers. Bees and butterflies love the gigantic flowers of Blue Empire!

USDA zone: 5a

Key Points

1 Big flowers
2 Dark blue flowers
3 Bushy growth habit
4 Fast growth
5 Attracts bees butterflies


Caryopteris clandonensis Blue Empire winner of:
  • KVBC Award Bronze
  • Bronze Medal GrootGroenPlus 2014
    KVBC Award Bronze Bronze Medal GrootGroenPlus 2014
Breeder: Boomkwekerij Elst