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Clethra Alnifolia 'Hummingbird Summersweet'
Clethra Alnifolia 'Hummingbird summersweet'

Clethra shrubs are unusual in that they can not onlly tolerate full sun to full shade but wet soils as well. The bottlebrush flowers are very fragrant and bloom on new wood so prune in spring if necessary. Rarely bothered by deer or rabbits.

Summersweet is known for its fragrant white summer time flowers that attract butterflies, one of the few shrubs that can tolerate wet soils and shade, soils should not be allowed to dry out, great for areas next to ponds or streams.

Uses: landscape, mass planting
Morning sun, afternoon shade, sun tolerant
Flowers - summer to late summer
Height: 4' - 4'
Spread: 4' - 5'
Moist soil
Growability: easy


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