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Welcome to our plant search tool. This database contains many of the thousands of plants that we carry. There are some notable exceptions. Hundreds of new perennials come out every year and Make It Green has been a leader in making them available to you. Eventually the recent introductions will make it to our plant search tool but every year there will be a lag between our in-store plant selection and this search tool. Unfortunately this search tool can't cover everything that we will carry this year. We also carry over 100 varieties of rare and unusual evergreens and over 100 varieties of hard-to-find shrubs many of which are not in the plant search. Click on the Plant List button for a list of nearly all the woody plants (trees, shrubs and evergreens) that we have ordered or already have in stock for this coming year.



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Snow Fairy Variegated Bluebeard*

Caryopteris divaricata 'Snow Fairy'

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Snow Fairy Variegated Bluebeard (Caryopteris divaricata 'Snow Fairy') at Make It Green Garden Centre

Snow Fairy Variegated Bluebeard

Snow Fairy Variegated Bluebeard

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Snow Fairy Variegated Bluebeard (Caryopteris divaricata 'Snow Fairy') at Make It Green Garden Centre

Snow Fairy Variegated Bluebeard foliage

Snow Fairy Variegated Bluebeard foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Snow Fairy Variegated Bluebeard (Caryopteris divaricata 'Snow Fairy') at Make It Green Garden Centre

Snow Fairy Variegated Bluebeard flowers

Snow Fairy Variegated Bluebeard flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  3 feet

Spread:  3 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  6b

Other Names:  Blue Spirea, Blue Mist Shrub

Description:

Light, airy shrub with purple-blue flowers held over striking dark green and white variegated leaves; a true butterfly magnet for the garden

Ornamental Features

Snow Fairy Variegated Bluebeard features dainty cymes of blue flowers along the branches from late summer to mid fall. The flowers are excellent for cutting. It has attractive white-variegated forest green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves are highly ornamental but do not develop any appreciable fall colour. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Snow Fairy Variegated Bluebeard 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 birds and 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.

Snow Fairy Variegated Bluebeard is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Snow Fairy Variegated Bluebeard will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. 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 prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. 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.

Snow Fairy Variegated Bluebeard makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. 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. Be aware that in our climate, most plants cannot be expected to survive the winter if left in containers outdoors, and this plant is no exception. Contact our store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

This plant is not reliably hardy in our region, and certain restrictions may apply; contact the store for more information.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden  Groundcover  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features