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Sugartina® Summersweet

Clethra alnifolia 'Crystalina' PP #21,561; CPBR #4160

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42599
This dwarf Clethra has fragrant pure white flowers in late summer, attracting butterflies. This native, deer resistant shrub holds its tight, dense shape without pruning. Dark, glossy green foliage turns to an attractive yellow in fall. This North American native tolerates damp soils. Compact form makes it a good fit for narrow beds or smaller woodland or wildlife gardens.
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Botanical PronunciationKLEE-thra al-nee-FOH-lee-uh
Average Size at MaturityReaches 28 to 30 inches tall and 28 to 36 inches wide.
Bloom TimeLate summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleCottage
Growth HabitRounded
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub 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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