Clethra alnifolia ‘Hummingbird’

(Summersweet, Sweet Pepperbush)


$24.99


Hardiness Zones:

 3a  3b  4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

‘Hummingbird’ summersweet is a compact, slowly spreading, deciduous shrub which typically grows only 3-4′ tall and features fluffy, bottle brush-like, terminal, 3-6" spikes (racemes) of extremely fragrant white flowers which bloom on current season’s growth for 4-6 weeks in mid to late summer and serrated, glossy, dark green leaves which turn a striking yellow in autumn. Flowers are very attractive to butterflies and bees. Somewhat unique among the summer-flowering shrubs because of its ability to produce good bloom in shady locations.

Description

Easily grown in average, medium to wet soils in full sun to part shade. Prefers part shade and consistently moist, acidic, sandy soils. Soils should not be allowed to dry out. Tolerates clay soils. Tolerates full shade. Promptly remove root suckers unless naturalized look is desired. Propagate by cuttings.

Additional information

Common Name

Summersweet, Sweet Pepperbush

Botanical Name

Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird'

Container/Amount

3 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Shade, Sun

Height

to 4 ft.

Width

to 4 ft.

Soil Condition

Wet Soils

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

July to August

Flower Color

white

Fragrance

Yes

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

Fall Color

Yellow

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