I really love this plant so far. I planted it last summer and it came back this spring.
Vanilla Spice® Summersweet Clethra alnifolia
- Hardy Zones
- 4 - 9
- Part Sun to Sun
- Mature Size
- 36 - 72 Inches
Fragrant summer bloomer with extra large white flowers. Attracts Butterflies. Deer resistant. Native.
Ideal for mixed borders and naturalizing, especially wet and semi-shady sites.
Prune to shape in late winter. Fertilize with a controlled release fertilizer in spring. Supplemental fertilizing with liquid fertilizer may be needed in summer. Tolerates damp soils.
Extra large, fragrant summer blooms.
This delightful, deer-resistant native plant attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. The attractive, glossy dark green leaves set off the pure white summer flowers. The flowers are wonderfully fragrant! Plant it near the deck or patio to enjoy the sweet scent in mid-summer. Selected for its extra large flowers - individual florets are roughly double the size of other varieties.
- Elaine MervauIndianaUnited States5 years ago
Beautiful! Fragrant! Butterflies love it! Grows very well hereLoralea KirbyNew JerseyUnited States5 years ago