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Vanilla Spice® Summersweet

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

Pronunciation: KLEE-thra al-nee-FOH-lee-uh
SKU #07447

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Description 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.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist to wet.
Blooms Late summer
Mature Size Reaches 3 to 6 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. wide.
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Easy Care, Fall Color, North American Native Selection
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.

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