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Clethra alnifolia 'Firefly' (Summersweet Clethra)

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Bright yellow foliage in full sun, lime-green in full shade, adds the look of sunshine amidst ordinary greenery. Panicles of fragrant white flowers appear in mid summer. Growth habit is rounded. Can scorch in full sun in warmer regions of its adaptation.

Clethra alnifolia 'Firefly' (Summersweet Clethra)

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Bright yellow foliage in full sun, lime-green in full shade, adds the look of sunshine amidst ordinary greenery. Panicles of fragrant white flowers appear in mid summer. Growth habit is rounded. Can scorch in full sun in warmer regions of its adaptation. (NA73938; PI663907). Hybridizer: U.S. National Arboretum. Parentage: Clethra ('Toms Compact' x 'Ruby Spice') F2.

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Name Clethra alnifolia 'Firefly' (Summersweet Clethra)
Nursery Only No
Plant Height 3-4 ft
Plant Width 3-4 ft
Zone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Sun Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Soil Moisture Average, Moist, well-drained
Bloom Color White
Fragrant Yes
Bloom Season Late (July-August)
Foliage Color Chartreuse
Plant Size Selector Medium Shrub (3-6 ft)
Plant Type Deciduous Shrub
Deer Resistant No
Wildlife Value Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Soil Type Not picky, Loam, Clay Loam, Sandy Loam, Sand, Peat, Woodland
U.S. Native Yes
Native to Northeastern US, Mid-Atlantic US, Southeastern US, Gulf Coast
Habit Spreading
New Offering No
Genus Clethra
Species alnifolia
Cultivar 'Firefly' (NA73938; PI663907)
Common Name Summersweet, Sweet Pepperbush
RareFind Exclusive Yes
Rare Plant Yes
Catalog Category Trees, Shrubs & Vines