Caryopteris clandonensis ‘Hint of Gold’

This small shrub or even perhaps sub-shrub is a great asset to any garden. It will grow in almost any sunny well drained site and can be used as an individual or as a low border hedge that is a great alternative to lavender.

The foliage is deciduous and from spring to autumn is a soft yellow-green in colour making it look very lively, but come late summer when it explodes into masses of blue insect magnet flowers things really start to come alive.

Prune it by at least two thirds every winter to keep it compact and if planting as a border put them about 20cms. apart and you are bound to create comment.

I have well grown plants in 6″ pots for $14.50 ready for planting.Caryopteris 'Hint Of Gold'

I almost forgot that it also has a lovely fragrance to the foliage.

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