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Caryopteris 'Hint of Gold'

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By Anget


Caryopteris 'Hint of Gold'

I've waited a while for this to show its true colours. (Three years!) It's proving attractive this month. In a sheltered warm position; with golden foliage, fluffy blue flowers, 2ft high. A useful little shrub. I find it difficult to find mid-height shrubs for the garden but this fits the bill perfectly.



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I agree Ange, itโ€™s the perfect height. For a roughly similar mid-height, I was recently recommended Pittosporum (variegated, or dark Tom Thumb) and Sarcococca (lovely scent). I quite fancy the P. Tom Thumb but not sure if itโ€™s hardy.

16 Oct, 2021

 

Sheila,I'm posting a photo of our Tom Thumb....it is sheltered under the pine tree.Very suitable if you want a compact sized shrub.
Looks just right there,Ang I have a couple of Caryopteris ,the golden leaved one has yet to grow.If you remember it appeared from nowhere!

16 Oct, 2021

 

Its a handsome colour, Ange. The little flowers are pretty too, lovely to have in the garden this season!

16 Oct, 2021

 

I discovered there's a miniature Lavatera, (Just ordered one!)and also a miniature Forsythia - worth a look?

Meadowland do you have a pic of the green leaved Caryopteris in flower please?

16 Oct, 2021

 

Posted it for you to see,Stera.

17 Oct, 2021

 

Thanks for all your suggestions.

Sheila, we have a 'Golfball' pittosporum waiting to go out but I shall keep it safe until the spring! I simply can't keep sarcocca going here. Don't know why, I've grown it easily before!

17 Oct, 2021

 

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