Caryopteris clandonensis 'First Choice'

Caryopteris x clandonensis ‘First Choice’

Caryopteris

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Caryopteris x clandonensis 'First Choice'
  • Common name: Caryopteris
  • Family: Lamiaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Shrub, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Blue

Foliage colour:

Blue​/​Green

Caryopteris clandonensis ‘First Choice’ is a fetching shrub, bearing eye-catching blue flowers in autumn. It forms a mound of slightly toothed, grey-green leaves with silver hairs on the undersides. It’s perfect for growing in containers or towards the front of a sunny border. The blooms are attractive to pollinators.

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Grow Caryopteris clandonensis ‘First Choice’ in well-drained neutral to acid soil in full sun. Prune plants hard after flowering to enjoy the best possible display the following spring.

How to grow Caryopteris 'First Choice'

  • Plant size

    100cm height

    1.5m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front, middle

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does not flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does flower in August

Plant does flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do not Take cuttings in March

Do not Take cuttings in April

Do not Take cuttings in May

Do Take cuttings in June

Do Take cuttings in July

Do Take cuttings in August

Do not Take cuttings in September

Do not Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do Prune in October

Do Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Caryopteris 'First Choice' and wildlife

Caryopteris 'First Choice' is known for attracting bees and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Caryopteris 'First Choice' poisonous?

Caryopteris 'First Choice' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Caryopteris 'First Choice'