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Clethra alnifolia 'Caleb' (Vanilla Spice)

More About Clethra alnifolia Caleb ('Vanilla Spice')

  • Fragrant, white panicles of perfect extra-large florets
  • Seed heads persist through the winter into the next season
  • Late to emerge in spring, lustrous green leaves turn yellow in the fall
  • Upright, flat-topped, oval habit
  • Bloom Time: Summer

Zone:

3

Height:

100-175 cm

Spread:

100-150 cm

Colour:

White
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Summersweet Growing and Maintenance Tips

Clethra grows naturally in wet places. It tolerates a wide variety of soils and conditions, including shade and salt. Suckering fairly freely, it may need some maintenance.


Clethra alnifolia Caleb ('Vanilla Spice') Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Salt Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Fragrant
Fragrant

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils
Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall

Habit

Oval
Mounding

Foliage Color

Green (dark)

Landscape uses

Specimen
Hedge
Border/edging

 Suitable Substitutions for Clethra alnifolia 'Caleb' (Vanilla Spice)

Philadelphus x virginalis 'Minnesota Snowflake'

Philadelphus x virginalis 'Minnesota Snowflake'

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