Sixteen Candles Summersweet
Clethra alnifolia 'Sixteen Candles'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||KLEE-thra al-nee-FOH-lee-uh|
|Average Size at Maturity||Slow-growing, compact habit 3 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.|
|Flower Attribute||Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Very Wet Areas, Coastal Exposure|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.|
|Key Feature||Compact Habit|
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