Clethra alnifoliaItem #8153 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
A profusion of fragrant white flower spikes appear mid to late summer on this upright, rounded, densely branched shrub. The glossy dark green foliage turns golden yellow in fall. Very effective in mass plantings, mixed borders, and along foundations. An eastern United States native that is perfect for naturalizing in woodland gardens. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial shade to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 5 to 8 ft. tall, spreading 4 to 6 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:KLEE-thra al-nee-FOH-lee-uhPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth habit:RoundGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 5 to 8 ft. tall, spreading 4 to 6 ft. wide.Foliage color:Dark GreenBlooms:Mid to Late SummerFlower color:WhiteGarden styleCottageCompanion PlantsBoxwood (Buxus); Weigela (Weigela); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Juniper (Juniperus); Coneflower (Echinacea); Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia)
- CareCare InformationProvide moist, humus-rich, slightly acidic, well-drained soil; avoid hot, dry sites. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Fertilize before new growth begins in early spring. Blooms on current season's growth; prune annually in late winter to promote vigorous new growth.Light Needs:Partial shade to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.