This is an attractive shrub growing to about 8 ft (2.4 m) tall
and almost as wide, with a densely twiggy habit and slightly shiny
leaves that are often purplish when young and in cool weather.
At peak flowering, it bears masses of blossoms which open violet and
fade to pale blue then white, all colors on the bush at the same
It does well in coastal gardens as long as salt spray is not too
Cultivation: These shrubs need full sun or with afternoon shade, and
fertile, well-drained soil with adequate water in summer or during
They do well in pots.
Prune after flowering to promote bushiness.
Propagate from tip cuttings.
Mealybug and white fly may present problems.