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Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird'

Also called Sweet Pepperbush


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More About Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird'

  • Fragrant, white panicles of perfect 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:

80-100 cm

Spread:

80-100 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 'Hummingbird' Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

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

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Oval
Dwarf

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Specimen
Hedge

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