Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Heavenly Fragrance! Clethra 'Pink Spires'

Clethra ‘Pink Spire’* $27 retail
*Blooms July through August, soft pink, fragrant cone-shaped flowers. Oh, and what a fragrance! You will love this plant. Low maintenance, deciduous shrub can take full sun to part shade. Grows 6’ by 6’ in maturity. Blooming now!

Clethra ‘Hummingbird’* $34
*A favorite of bees, this compact, rounded shrub is ideal for small gardens, growing 3 feet tall and wide at maturity. The species is native to the eastern U.S. Blooming now!

Clethra ‘Cinnamon’* $25 retail
*This sizable shrub or small understory tree grows 8 to 12 feet tall and wide. It gets its name because of the color of the bark. The bark peels in small patches to expose a dusty gray under-bark. Cinnamon clethra is a good choice for a woodland garden, where the tiered branches and elegant stems look captivating against new fallen snow. Blooming now!

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