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Clethra alnifolia 'Sixteen Candles' - Summersweet

Clethra alnifolia 'Sixteen Candles'

Summersweet

'Sixteen Candles' Summersweet has very fragrant white flowers in June and July.  It is both wet site and salt tolerant. Clethra alnifolia 'Sixteen Candles' was introduced by Dr. Michael Dirr and has an improved upright growth habit and is compact in size.  Per Michael Dirr "white flowers are held upright like candles on a birthday cake".

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
432 Clethra alnifolia Sixteen Candles #3 15-18" (NATIVE-white) 448 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
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Pollinators
Tolerance
Clay Soil Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Wet Site Tolerant
Foliage Color
Green
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