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!!!
Sugartina® 'Crystalina' Summersweet Clethra alnifolia
- Part Shade to Shade
- Part Sun to 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).
Fragrant white flowers in mid-summer. Yellow fall color. Native. Attracts butterflies. Dwarf.Fragrant FlowerFall InterestAttracts:ButterfliesResists:DeerNative to North AmericaSmall or Miniature
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:TallGarden Height:30 - 36 InchesSpacing:36 - 48 InchesSpread:28 - 36 InchesFlower Colors:WhiteFlower Shade:WhiteFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:Dark GreenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Shade to ShadeLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:New WoodBloom Time:Mid SummerHardiness Zones:4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9bWater Category:AverageUses:LandscapeUses 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
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Marcia, Missouri, United States, 2 years ago
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, 3 years ago
Wondering how long before new growth, (leaves) begin on previous years plant?Robin Brening, 8 years ago
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, 10 years ago