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Clethra alnifolia 'Sixteen Candles' (Summersweet)

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Clethra alnifolia 'Sixteen Candles' | 6-10" plant | 1 gal. pot
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'Sixteen Candles' holds the flowers upright like candles on a birthday cake, thus the name. Panicles of intensely fragrant white flowers, 4 to 6" long, bloom from late June into July. Thrives in moist to wet soil, but will tolerate drought as well. Likes sun or shade. AKA "16 Candles"

Clethra alnifolia 'Sixteen Candles' (Summersweet)

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The lovely fragrance of clethra is a wonderful addition to summer breezes! 'Sixteen Candles' holds the flowers upright like candles on a birthday cake, thus the name. Panicles of white flowers, 4 to 6 inches long, bloom from late June into July. Thrives in moist to wet soil, but will tolerate drought as well. Likes sun or shade, making clethra a native plant that's hard to beat either as an accent plant or in masses for lots of impact! AKA "16 Candles"

Additional Information

Name Clethra alnifolia 'Sixteen Candles' (Summersweet)
Nursery Only No
Plant Height 30-36 in
Plant Width 42-48 in
Zone 5, 6, 7, 8
Hardy to Temp -15°F
Sun Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Soil Moisture Average, Moist, well-drained, Wet
Bloom Color White
Fragrant Yes
Bloom Season Midseason (Late May)
Foliage Color Dark Green
Plant Size Selector Medium Shrub (3-6 ft)
Plant Type Deciduous Shrub
Deer Resistant No
Wildlife Value Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
U.S. Native Yes
Habit Mound
New Offering No
Genus Clethra
Species alnifolia
Cultivar 'Sixteen Candles'
Common Name Summersweet
RareFind Exclusive No
Rare Plant No
Catalog Category Trees, Shrubs & Vines