Clethra alnifolia - Summersweet


What can we say about Summersweet?! The spikes of white flowers are highly fragrant and will bring in all sorts of pollinators. This is a must have plant for the pollinator garden or the rain garden. Be sure to plant where you will enjoy the nature show. To really make an impact, try planting at least three, or use one as a specimen plant. 

Type: Shrub Hardiness range: 4A - 8B Height: 36" to 8' / 90cm to 2.40m Spread: 36" to 6' / 90cm to 1.80m Growth rate: Fast Exposure: Partial shade or partial sun to full sun Persistence: Deciduous, broadleaf Bloom color: White Bloom season: Summer Bloom attributes: Attracts butterflies, fragrant flowers Leaf color: Green Fruit color: Brown Water requirements: Moist to wet Soil pH requirements: Acidic, neutral Soil type: Sandy, clay, loamy Form: Oval, upright or erect Landscape uses: Massing, screen, seashore, specimen Attributes and features: Native to North America