Caryopteris Snow Fairy

It’s always fun to plant new plants in the garden! I’m sure you agree! Caryopteris has been one of my favorite perennials for a couple years now and I’ve gradually developed a hedge of caryopteris along one side of our yard. The hedge row was inspired by a picture I once saw of a caryopteris row at Longview Gardens. This year I found a new caryopteris to add into my garden: ‘Snow Fairy’ (Caryopteris divaricata).  It’s a Japanese variety with variegated foliage and blue flowers in the fall. I know from my other caryopteris plants that pollinators love caryopteris.

Since I planted it about a month ago it’s already tripled in size. Two weeks ago I took a caryopteris cutting and a few days ago I noticed roots. Other caryopteris plants (Caryopteris clandonensis) are very easy to root as well. Take a look at this post if you’re interested in propagating caryopteris.

Have you tried growing ‘Snow Fairy in your garden yet?

6 Replies to “Caryopteris Snow Fairy”

  1. I don't believe I know this plant. Love the foliage.

  2. I've had this one for years, but it is now shaded out and I'm afraid to move it! I should try propagating it.

    BTW, it took 4 tries for the comment popup to work on your blog. Blogger sure has been having lots of problems lately.

  3. That foliage is wonderful! I've never had luck with the bluebeards here but do enjoy them.

  4. Back to the Lola commentor…how can I access her blog, I have tried to click her name both here and on my post, nothing happens??

  5. Darla, Lola here. I don't have a blog. I enjoy reading others blogs & do comment sometimes. Try FB.
    I really like the color of this plant Dave. I think it would help lighten a dark corner. I may have to try it.

  6. Darla,

    I thought it was pretty neat. I have an issue with not enough interesting foliage around. This caryopteris hopefully will help rectify that!


    It definitely roots well. I just posted a picture of the root system of the new cutting. Before I try to move plants I like to have a backup plant already established just in case things don't work out so well.


    You have a lot more shade than I do. This variegated one might be more suited to your garden since variegated plants tend to like a little less sun than their counterparts.


    It's a nice one! Very low maintenance too since they are drought tolerant.

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