Clethra Summersweet Vanilla Spice®
A delightful deer resistant native plant that attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. The attractive, glossy dark green leaves set off the fragrant extra-large white summer flowers. Yellow fall foliage adds to its appeal. Ideal for mixed borders and naturalizing, especially wet and semi-shady sites.
|Exposure:||Part to Full Sun|
|Mature Height:||3-6 Feet|
|Mature Width:||3-5 Feet|
|Hardiness Zone:||Zone 4-9|
|Bloom Time:||Mid Summer|
|Bloom On:||New Wood|
|Pruning Time:||Prune to shape in late Winter|
|Native to North America|
|Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbird|
|Border, Container, Mass Planting, Woodland Garden|
Provide moist, humus-rich, slightly acidic, well-drained soil; avoid hot, dry sites. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Fertilize before new growth begins in early spring. Blooms on current season's growth; prune annually in late winter to promote vigorous new growth.