Plant of the Week: Caryopteris Hint of Gold
July 26, 2013 @ 11:03 am
(Updated: 11:13 am - 7/26/13 )
"Take some sizzling gold foliage, toss in fragrant leaves, and add in spires of dark violet flowers that butterflies can't resist and you've got Caryopteris 'Hint of Gold.' Reaching only about 3-feet tall, this compact shrub is the perfect addition to any hot sunny location. 'Hint of Gold' blooms on new growth so whack the tweetle out of it by cutting it back practically to the ground in spring, and it will reward you with fresh new growth and a magnificent flower display in mid-to-late summer." - Ciscoe Morris
Key feature: Attracts butterflies
Plant type: Shrub
Light needs: Full sun
Growth rate: Moderate
Water needs: Medium
Average landscape size: 2-3 ft. high, 2-3 ft. wide
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