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Clethra

Summersweet

Clethra alinifolia ‘Hummingbird’ (S-0217)

Each 13.75

AVAILABLE SPRING 2020

Exhibiting the four-season fanfare of its deciduous eastern U.S. relations, this adaptable low-maintenance Clethra offers additional enticements: a more compact, smaller scale habit plus nearly twice as many blooms! Shiny serrated dark emerald foliage hosts the abundant summertime creamy-white flowers. Cherished by butterflies and bees, dazzling nectar-rich 4 to 6 in. long blooms form upright, close-knit cylindrical spires that waft a delectable spiced-honey scent. Autumn brings glowing golden-yellow leaves, while the densely woven brown branches etch winter’s landscape and persistent dark cocoa-hued seed spikes nourish songbirds. Appreciative of bright shade coupled with somewhat acidic, moderately moist sandy soil, ‘Hummingbird’s winning rounded character is tailor-made for containers, streamsides, shrubby borders, massed plantings or woodland gardens, where it heroically abides clay, deer and full shade as well as wet conditions.

 

Blooms August–September

Size: 2' 0" – 4' 0" high x 3' 0" – 5' 0" wide.

Zone 3b/4.

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Dear Fellow Plant-Lovers,

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Current Staff's Favorite Plant

Current Staff's Favorite Plant

Our featured plant: Athyrium niponicum var. pictum

Fresh Fern Fronds, Early-blooming Clematis, Marvelous March Foliage!

Fresh Fern Fronds...

Coveted for their artfully hewn fronds, the deciduous ferns featured above unfurl spritely new fiddleheads every spring. Varying shades of green, silver, henna and burgundy embellish their delicate-looking foliage. Tailor-made for shady nooks, these easily-grown flowerless perennials can be planted as specimens or en masse in shade gardens, mixed borders and woodland settings. They also lend exquisite feathered accents to patio containers or cut arrangements. Ferns flourish in cool moist well-drained locales enriched with compost or well-rotted manure. Feel free to peruse the Perennial section of our website for other Athyrium & Dryopteris species.

Exquisite early Clematis and marvelous March foliage...

Early-blooming Clematis herald spring with charm to spare. The armandii, alpina and montana Clematis species are generally the first to flower, with some even wafting sublime scents. Clematis armandii ‘Snowdrift’ and Clematis montana ‘Elizabeth’ sprout larger statures than the more petite Clematis alpina ‘Constance’ or ‘Jan Lindmark’, while all showcase beguiling blooms. These delightful vines can twine up arbors, trellises, walls or trees, offering vertical accents to the fresh flourish of head-turning foliage that blankets the beds beneath. The new growth featured in this newsletter was photographed this week in our garden and nursery.

All of us plant wranglers at the nursery, along with Boobah, our wee greeter and self-appointed nursery manager, and shy kitty, Parker, wish you countless happy hours digging in a garden of your own! 

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