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Clethra alnifolia 'Caleb' PP #21,589; CPBR #4167

SKU
07447
A delightful deer resistant native plant that attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. The attractive, glossy dark green leaves set off the fragrant extra-large white summer flowers. Yellow fall foliage adds to its appeal. Ideal for mixed borders and naturalizing, especially wet and semi-shady sites.
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Botanical PronunciationKLEE-thra al-nee-FOH-lee-uh
Average Size at MaturityReaches 3 to 6 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. 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
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, Fall Color, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Wet Soils
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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