Caryopteris x clandonensis Longwood Blue
Caryopteris can be used in many of the same situations that you would use a lavender. I like to slip some in when too much lavender has been used already and where a different texture might catch the eye. Caryopteris can form a wonderful, though deciduous, hedge. These plants will take much more chill than our Southern California garden is likely to dish out. I like the way the Caryopteris Longwood Blue shrubs look when the tips of the branches have been nipped back to encourage the plants to fill in.
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