Clethra alnifolia ‘Sixteen Candles’

(Summersweet)


$24.99


Hardiness Zones:

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

Quick Overview:

‘Sixteen Candles’ is a summersweet cultivar that is noted for its erect, candle-like flower spikes and compact size. It is a densely-branched, rounded, suckering deciduous shrub that typically grows 3-5′ tall and features narrow, fluffy, bottlebrush-like, terminal spires (racemes to 6" long) of extremely fragrant, creamy white flowers which bloom on the current year’s growth for approximately 4-6 weeks in mid-summer. Flowers are very attractive to butterflies and bees. Somewhat unique among summer-flowering shrubs because of its ability to bloom in shady locations.

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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

Botanical Name

Clethra alnifolia 'Sixteen Candles'

Container/Amount

3 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

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 5 ft.

Width

to 3 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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