'Blue Mist' is a dense, bushy shrub with oval blue-green leaves turning bright red, orange and yellow in autumn. Cylindrical terminal fragrant flower spikes to 4cm long, of small white flowers with long stamens are borne in spring before the leaves. Compact specimen or accent that may also be grown in groups or massed. Shrub borders, foundations, cottage gardens, open woodland areas or native plant areas. Small hedge.
Best grown in moist, acidic, organically rich, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Best flowers occur in full sun, but plants appreciate some afternoon shade in hot and dry summer climates.