The growth rate of Musica Sunset Shrubs will vary greatly depending on soil type, sunlight, temperature and other factors. Most leaves are often removed prior to shipping to reduce transpiration and travel stress, you’re new sunset shrub should releaf quickly.
When you receive your new Musica Sunset Shrub, there is no need to worry about planting right away. Your new plant can be stored for a while by simply placing it in a bucket with about a half inch of water in the bottom and moving it to a shady location, simply keep moist. This will give you plenty of time to select the ideal location for your new Musica Sunset Shrub.
Before leaving, Musica Sunset Shrubs are inspected, watered, and pruned. Larger plants, generally those that ship in 8″ pots, will be topped to 36″ or 48″ overall, depending on the variety, if necessary, to facilitate shipping. Your new plants’ pot is then bagged to ensure that the soil stays in the pot and not loose in the box. Plants are tissue or kraft paper wrapped and generally secured in place with natural biodegradable peanuts.