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Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird' - Summersweet

Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird'

Summersweet

'Hummingbird' Summersweet has very fragrant white flowers that cover the plant in June and July. This selection is a compact form that is both wet site and salt tolerant. It spreads vigorously by rhizomes to form colonies.  The leaves are narrower than the species and the fall color is lovely shades of golden yellow.  Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird' is an introduction from Calloway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GA where it was planted along Humminbird Lake, hence the name.

Height

4 Feet

Spread

3 Feet

Bloom Color

White

USDA Hardiness Zone

4
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Comments Future Crop Future Crop Ready Date
490 Clethra alnifolia Hummingbird #3 18-24" (NATIVE-white) 210_224 mid July
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Deer Resistant
Erosion Control
Fragrant - Flower
Full Shade
Habit: Compact
Native
Rain Garden Plants
Soil Conditions
Average
Moist
Sandy
Bloom Time
Summer
Exposure
Full Shade
Partial Shade/Shade Tolerant
Sun
Special Recognition
PHS Gold Medal Plant
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Pollinators
Tolerance
Clay Soil Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Wet Site Tolerant
Foliage Color
Green
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