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Clethra alnifolia 'Sixteen Candles'

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Clethra alnifolia 'Sixteen Candles' - Summersweet

Clethra alnifolia 'Sixteen Candles' - Summersweet

More About Clethra alnifolia 'Sixteen Candles'

  • 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:

4

Height:

125-150 cm

Spread:

60-80 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 'Sixteen Candles' Characteristics

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

Soil Moisture

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

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Fall Color
Deciduous

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Oval
Mounding

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Specimen
Hedge
Border/edging

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