• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Requires regular watering- weekly or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 10 to 20 ft. tall and 10 to 15 ft. wide.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:KLEE-thra bar-BIN-ner-viss
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth habit:Round
    Average landscape size:Reaches 10 to 20 ft. tall and 10 to 15 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Multicolored
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
    Garden styleAsian/Zen
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide moist, humus-rich, slightly acidic soil. Thrives in part sun to dappled shade. May be hardy to zone 5 in locations if sheltered from harsh winter winds.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Requires regular watering- weekly or more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    History:
    This exquisite form of Japanese Clethra was brought to us from Japan by the renown plant explorer Dan Hinkley.