Sixteen Candles Summersweet

Clethra alnifolia 'Sixteen Candles'

SKU
2009
A profusion of upright fragrant white flower spikes is the star of summer. Autumn foliage is golden yellow. A highly rated eastern native variety with dense, compact habit, perfect for small gardens. Effective in mass or use as single specimen. Ideal for perennial borders or foundation beds. Butterfly and bee nectar plant Grows well in wet areas. Deciduous shrub Full to partial sun. Slow growing to 3 feet tall, 4 feet wide.
?
There are very few rules in gardening, but perhaps the most important one is to work within your zone. Choosing plants that grow and thrive in your particular climate is the very first step toward having a beautiful garden . Learn More
4 - 9

Your climate might be too cold for this plant:

Change

Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.

We no longer grow this plant

This page is for reference only. If you are looking for a plant to purchase, please use our Plant Finder to discover the perfect plant for your garden.

Set Zip to See Prices
More Information
Botanical PronunciationKLEE-thra al-nee-FOH-lee-uh
Average Size at MaturitySlow-growing, compact habit 3 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage
Growth HabitCompact
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseContainer, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Very Wet Areas, Coastal Exposure
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
Key FeatureCompact 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.

Write Your Own Review
You're reviewing:Sixteen Candles Summersweet

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 9

Your climate may be too cold for this plant

Change Zip Code