Pavilion™ Pink Caryopteris
Caryopteris incana 'Pavilion Pink'
Pavilion™ Pink Caryopteris flowers
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Height: 18 inches
Spread: 18 inches
Hardiness Zone: 5b
Other Names: Bluebeard, Blue Spirea, Blue Mist Shrub
A remarkable selection presenting spikes of lovey pink blooms, arranged in whorls, rising above lush green foliage in late summer to fall; has a compact and well branched habit; perfect for patio containers as well as border fronts
Pavilion™ Pink Caryopteris features dainty clusters of pink flowers along the branches from late summer to early fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has attractive dark green foliage throughout the season. The serrated oval leaves are highly ornamental but do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Pavilion™ Pink Caryopteris is an open multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively fine texture sets it apart from other landscape plants with less refined foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It is a good choice for attracting butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Pavilion™ Pink Caryopteris is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Border Edging
- General Garden Use
- Container Planting
Planting & Growing
Pavilion™ Pink Caryopteris will grow to be about 14 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 18 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 20 years.
This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.
Pavilion™ Pink Caryopteris makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. It is often used as a 'filler' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination, providing a mass of flowers and foliage against which the larger thriller plants stand out. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.