• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Slow growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, slightly wider.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Summer Flowers
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:KLEE-thra al-nee-FOH-lee-uh
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth habit:Compact, Rounded
    Growth rate:Slow
    Average landscape size:Slow growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, slightly wider.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
    Garden styleCottage
    Companion PlantsNinebark (Physocarpus); Weigela (Weigela); Dogwood (Cornus); Aster (Aster); Coneflower (Echinacea)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Provide 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:
    <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
    Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.

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