These instructions are sent with the plant gift
Your Caryoptis or Bluebeard bush is a stunning flowering shrub that will make a great feature in a sheltered garden. It is frost hardy in most parts of the UK and will take temperatures right down to -10C comfortably and will do well either in a pot or planted out in the ground. Choose a sunny spot out of the wind for maximum flowers.
In the summer and whilst your plant is in a small pot you will need to water your Bluebeard regularly but otherwise, they are very easy going garden plants.
Your bluebeard will normally flower at the end of the Summer producing welcome end of season colour before it drops its leaves for winter. You can trim off dead flowers as they go over to encourage more buds, but your plant won’t normally need any further pruning.
Your bluebeard bush is already around 3 years old, but it will grow on a little more over the next couple of years, reaching a maximum height of about 1m. It will rest over the winter months but when it starts to put on new growth in the spring that would be a good time to repot into a larger pot or plant your bluebeard into the ground.