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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.
66581-Einstein™ Summersweet

1 per pack $29.99

We ship this item in Spring

Einstein™ Summersweet

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
  • 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?

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

2019 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4B 4/29/19 - 6/7/19
5A-6B 4/29/19 - 6/21/19
7A & 7B 4/1/19 - 6/21/19
8A & 8B 2/18/19 - 5/24/19
9A-10B 2/11/19 - 5/24/19
Last Order Date Zones 1-4: June 3rd, 2019
Zones 5-7: June 17th, 2019
Zones 8-10: May 20th, 2019

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