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Hummingbird Summersweet

Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird'

SKU
02752
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.
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Botanical PronunciationKLEE-thra al-nee-FOH-lee-uh
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, slightly wider.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil moist to wet.
Companion PlantsNinebark (Physocarpos); Dogwood (Cornus); Coneflower (Echinacea); Weigela (Weigela); Aster (Aster)

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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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