Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird'Item #2752 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
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A profusion of fragrant white flower spikes attract butterflies. Compact habit is excellent for small gardens. Effective in mass, mixed into perennial borders or along foundations. Grows well in wet areas. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Slow-growing, compact habit 3 to 4 ft. tall, slightly wider.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:KLEE-thra al-nee-FOH-lee-uhPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth habit:Compact, RoundGrowth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Slow-growing, compact habit 3 to 4 ft. tall, slightly wider.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SummerFlower color:WhiteCompanion PlantsNinebark (Physocarpus); Weigela (Weigela); Dogwood (Cornus); Aster (Aster); Coneflower (Echinacea)
- CareCare InformationProvide moist, humus-rich, slightly acidic soil. Water deeply and regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, prune annually after flowering.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.