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Sugartina® 'Crystalina' Summersweet Clethra alnifolia

(4 REVIEWS)
Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Summer
  • Fall
Mature Size
36" 36"
Height
30 - 36"
Spread
28 - 36"

This plant is hardy in zones 4 - 9

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

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  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
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  • Details

    Features

    Fragrant white flowers in mid-summer. Yellow fall color. Native. Attracts butterflies. Dwarf.

    Fragrant Flower
    Fall Interest
    Attracts: 
    Butterflies
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Native to North America
    Small or Miniature

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Tall
    Garden Height: 
    30 - 36 Inches
    Spacing: 
    36 - 48 Inches
    Spread: 
    28 - 36 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    White
    Flower Shade: 
    White
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Dark Green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    New Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Mid Summer
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Excellent for mixed borders or woodland gardens. Can also be used in wildlife gardens. Its small size makes it a good fit for narrow beds or smaller gardens. Also good as a foundation plant.

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Little care is needed for this plant. It may be pruned to shape in late winter/early spring. It holds its tight, dense shape so heavy pruning is rarely needed. If desired, apply a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants in early spring.  Tolerates damp soils.

    Add some fragrance to your late summer garden! 

    This dwarf summersweet has very fragrant pure white flowers that attract butterflies in mid-summer. It has dark glossy foliage and holds its tight dense shape without pruning. The dark green foliage turns yellow in fall. An excellent native plant for the home landscape.

    Sugartina® 'Crystalina' Clethra alnifolia USPP 21,561, Can 4,160
  • 4 Reviews

    • I planted this clethra spring of 2018, quart-sized. It grew nearly triple its size but did not bloom that summer. This year, it has been a strong grower and is blooming with many beautiful fragrant long-lasting blooms. Very pleased!!!

      Marcia
      Missouri
      United States
      18 hours ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Was delivered healthy and packaged very well. Out of all the shrubs I planted this one has the most new growth in the shortest time. I have only had it for a month or so but it is thriving in North Carolina.

      Trisha
      1 year ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • Wondering how long before new growth, (leaves) begin on previous years plant?

      Robin Brening
      6 years ago
      Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    • This bush was given to me as a dead stick. It has been transplanted twice and is beautiful. Smells great and the deer never touch it.

      Deborah Hartline
      7 years ago
      Above Average Superior performance, among my favorites, would recommend to others.
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