Clethra alnifolia – Summersweet

Great planted by a patio because of its late summer fragrant flowers and its compact habit makes it a good shrub for smaller yards.

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An easy to grow deciduous shrub with a mid to late summer bloom of fragrant flowers which is unique in its ability to bloom in shady locations and particularly suits woodland/wet areas.   The white flowers are followed by brown seed capsules and the leaves turn yellow/golden in the fall.

“Use it in mixed borders, mass plantings, rain gardens or as a tapestry hedge”.  Great Natives for Tough Places, BBG

Height: 3-8 ft

Sun: Full sun to partial shade

Water: Medium to wet

Bloom color: White

Bloom time: July to August

Additional information

1-gallon, quart, 2-gallon

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