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1 gal. Hummingbird Summersweet Shrub

$18.99 /each

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Compact, mounding, 3 ft. tall and wide, deciduous shrub with glossy, dark green leaves, turning a striking yellow color in autumn. Fluffy, bottle brush like, 3 to 6 in. spikes of white flowers appear in mid to late summer and blooms last for 4 to 6 weeks. Butterflies and bees are attracted to the extremely fragrant flower spikes. Blooms are followed by dark brown seed capsules which persist into winter. Blooms on current season's growth and has the ability to produce a good crop of flowers in shaded areas. Excellent, trouble free shrub to use in mass, as a shrub border, or anywhere it's attractive foliage, fragrant summer blooms, good fall color, and tidy winter appearance can be enjoyed.

  • Ideal for small gardens or around foundations
  • A good shrub for wet areas, such as low spots, stream banks or pond/water garden edges
  • Attracts butterflies and bees
  • Provides multi-season interest
  • 1 gal. ships in pot unless state or federal regulations require otherwise
  • This plant ships as a bare root plant with no soil and no pot when shipped to Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington
  • When shipped as a bare root plant, the Shake&Ship system will be used to remove soil from the roots, thus increasing the root tip surface area, which in turn, greatly enhances the ability of the plant to rapidly establish itself in the new environment
  • Performs best in plant growing zones 3 to 9, when grown in other Zones, special care requirements will be required
  • To accommodate mature size or when planting in groups, space 3 ft. away from other plants or structures
  • May ship in a dormant state, with bare branches and no leaves, especially in early spring when plant has been pruned back to promote lateral branching




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Can the plant be shipped bare root to Virginia?

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August 15, 2016
Hello, Shirley. When shipped to Virginia, the 'Hummingbird would be shipped in its pot and with its soil.
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October 14, 2015
This plant name seems to indicate it attracts humming birds. But there is no information about how big it gets, is it suitable for my zone, or whether it is drought tolerant. Also, available only online - so I can't read the plant tag myself. More information would be so helpful!
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October 15, 2015
Hello, thank you for your interest in the Summersweet shrub. Blooming for 4-6 weeks in summer, the extremely fragrant, white flower clusters resemble bottle brushes and are very attractive to both bees and butterflies. While the plant prefers a partially shaded site with consistently moist, acidic soil, it is very adaptable to a wide range of soil types, soil moisture, and light conditions.
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1 gal. Hummingbird Summersweet Shrub is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from recommended the plant arrived quickly, nicely packaged, in fresh condition, it is attractive, healthy, and strong.
Date published: 2016-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Healthy plant Healthy plant
Date published: 2016-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great deal I was skeptical about buying plant material online from a big box retailer. Home Depot surprised me. The plants were in excellent condition, included excellent planting instructions, and continue to do well in the yard. A good price, and a good experience. Thanks!
Date published: 2011-05-14
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not real impressed We ordered 4 of these plants online for 18.99 each. They arrived on time with no issue but they were bare root? Fortunately we planted them and they are starting to leaf out. They fit in a 6" pot? Doesn't seem like that is what I paid for but we will muttle through.
Date published: 2016-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Summersweet arrived with buds! I was very surprised to find Home Depot offered home delivery for some of their online plants. I was skeptical, but hopeful - I know this is late in the season, local choices are picked over, so I decided to give them a try. The plant was extremely well packed, no broken branches (a rarity for any nursery) and arrived healthy, good size, and with flower buds all over it! I am thrilled! Only time will tell how it will do in my location - but Home Depot has done their part in getting a healthy plant to my door.
Date published: 2015-07-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hummingbird Shrub The plant was small when arrived but after it was planted it grew amazingly fast and bushed out very well. It has blooms on it now. Patiently waiting to see then when they mature.
Date published: 2016-06-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great buy! I bought this plant in late March. It arrived dormant but soon sprouted leaves and grew very tall. It is now blooming and is very pretty!
Date published: 2016-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from so far so good, healthy plant very pleased, fast shipment , good quality, will see how it grows
Date published: 2016-07-06
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