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Einstein™ Summersweet

Curling, sweetly fragrant racemes

  • Sun Exposure: Full Sun
  • Height/Habit: 36 - 48 inches
  • Zone: 4-9
  • Flowering Date: Mid to late summer.

We ship this item in Spring

66581-Einstein™ Summersweet

1 per pack $29.99

Einstein™ Summersweet

Description
A unique shrub that'll stand out in the woodland garden or border, Einstein has unique, 12" racemes that curl and twist, attracting pollinators during the summer months. This shrub's medium green foliage turns golden brown in the fall. It can be planted in a mixed perennial flowerbed or grouped together to create a shrub border. A native shrub throughout the eastern United States, summersweet flowers when many others plants are finished for the season. Its compact size makes it a favorite for smaller spaces. 4" pot. Clethra 'Novacleein' PPAF

Shrub •Z4-9 •H3-4'xW3-4' •Mid to Late Summer •Sun

Product Details
  • Season Spring
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NameClethra 'Novacleein', PPAF
  • Ships As4" POT
  • Sun ExposureFull Sun
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread36 - 48 inches
  • Spacing5 - 6 feet
  • Hardiness Zone4-9
  • Flowering DateMid to late summer.
  • Planting InstructionsSet in the ground at the same depth it is in the container, firm and water well.
  • Winter CareApply 2-3" of mulch to retain moisture.
  • Flower Color:white
  • Flower FormMasses of tiny star-like flowers on very long 12" long panicles
  • Foliage TypeSimple, obovate with serrated margins, 1 1/2" - 4" long and up to 2" wide. Mid-green turning a rich golden brown in the fall.
  • Soil RequirementHumus-enriched, moisture retentive, organic soil.
  • PruningPrune to maintain size. After flowering.
  • Unique CharactersticsStar: Over the years Albert Einstein has become synonymous with two things; his intellectual genius and those distinctively unkempt locks. This outstanding new Clethra is a nod to both. Einstein™ Clethra is an exceptional introduction with long white racemes of blooms reaching up to 12" long-an unprecedented length for a Summersweet shrub! The blooming stems are often twisted and curled from weight of the blossoms, reminiscent of Albert Einstein's wild coiffeur. The flowers are sweetly fragrant which attracts pollinators and humans alike. This shrub is native throughout the eastern US, tolerant of a wide variety of growing conditions and extremely hardy. This shrub will make a brilliant addition to any garden.
  • Shipped4" POT
  • Height/Habit36 - 48 inches
  • Growth RateSlow to moderate once established, which takes approximately 6 -8 weeks.
Shipping Information

When will my order ship?

Orders for in-stock seeds, general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping time frames outlined below:

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

2018 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4B 4/30/18 - 6/8/18
5A-6B 4/30/18 - 6/22/18
7A & 7B 4/2/18 - 6/22/18
8A & 8B 2/19/18 - 5/25/18
9A - 10B 2/12/18 - 5/25/18
Last Order Date Zones 1-4: June 4th, 2018
Zones 5-7: June 18th, 2018
Zones 8-10: May 21st, 2018

Shipping Note:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Based on the contents of your order we always strive to ship your order complete, and as early as possible. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Bare-root perennials, trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant. This promotes optimum transit conditions and success in your garden. In the Fall, these plants tend to arrive at the later end of the shipping window.

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For trees and other oversize items, we do not ship to PO boxes and it will be delivered via FedEx Home delivery.

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Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.

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