Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird'Item #2752 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
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 to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.Average Landscape Size:Slow growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, slightly wider.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:KLEE-thra al-nee-FOH-lee-uhPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth habit:Compact, RoundedGrowth rate:SlowAverage landscape size:Slow growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall, slightly wider.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SummerFlower color:WhiteGarden styleCottageCompanion PlantsNinebark (Physocarpos); Dogwood (Cornus); Coneflower (Echinacea); Weigela (Weigela); Aster (Aster)
- 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 to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.