When I saw the name and appearance of this plant I had to have it. 12 inch long white tufts of flowers shoot out in a simultaneously organized and haphazard appearance reminiscent of Einsteins famous hairdo. This plant is easy to grow and tolerates a variety of conditions. It's small size 3 ft. make it a perfect plant for a wide-number of locations and uses. It's absolutely pollinator friendly and will be an excellent addition to your yard if you are looking for a native plant with that you won't find in everyone else's yard.
|Bloom Color:||Panicles of White Flowers|
|Bloom Period:||Mid-Late Summer|
|Genus & Species:||Clethra ‘Novacleein’ PP27,590|
|Mature Height:||3-4 ft.|
|Mature Spread:||3-4 ft.|
|Plant Spacing:||4 to 5 ft.|
|Planting Depth:||Even with base of the plant|
|Planting Time:||Spring or fall planting|
|Soil Type:||Adaptable to many soil types|
|Sun Exposure:||Full sun to part shade|
|Zone:||4 to 8|
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Caring for Einstein Clethra - Summer Sparkler - Summersweet
A great low-maintenance native plant that pollinators love. Prefers medium, well-drained soil, but is adaptable to many soil types and will tolerate wet conditions (not standing water) once established. Best shape if left unpruned and requires very little to no maintenance - although suckers may appear around plant and require pruning.