Caryopteris divaricata 'Snow Fairy'

Snow Fairy Bluebeard

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Item #: 4807

Zones: 5a to 9b

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 24" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: Himalayan Mountains

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

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Yes, Virginia, it is a caryopteris. Forget what you know about Caryopteris x clandonensis, as this cousin comes from a distant limb of the family tree. Caryopteris 'Snow Fairy' is a variegated Japanese selection of the wonderful Himalayan perennial Caryopteris divaricata, which forms a small, compact deciduous clump composed of fuzzy, green, deer-resistant leaves, each surrounded with a bright white border and smelling amazingly like cat urine when crushed (important safety not crush leaves). Starting in mid-September, the fall-flowering clumps of Caryopteris 'Snow Fairy' are topped with delightful "blue curls." This is a real WOW plant that must be seen to be believed.


Very low maintenance perennial, requiring really nothing in terms of regular care. If you plant it in a stress situation, you may see white flies, but these aren't a problem when it's growing in better conditions.

Growing Conditions:

Prefers a light, open shade or morning sun position in the garden. Soils can range from average to slightly dry for best results. 'Snow Fairy' is not a plant for overly wet or poorly drained garden sites.

Natural Impact:

Snow Fairy Bluebeard is pollinated by an array of butterflies.