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

Pronunciation: KLEE-thra al-nee-FOH-lee-uh
SKU #42599

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Description 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.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist to wet.
Blooms Late summer
Mature Size Reaches 28 to 30 inches tall and 28 to 36 inches wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Easy Care, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Compact Form
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Fragrant, Showy Flowers
Patent Act Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Landscape Use Border, Container
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Dark Green
Care 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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