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Sixteen Candles Summersweet

Clethra alnifolia 'Sixteen Candles'

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02009
A profusion of upright fragrant white flower spikes attract butterflies. Dense, compact habit makes it good 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, 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/Firewise, 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.

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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