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Clethra alnifolia 'Sixteen Candles'

Summersweet Clethra
Zone: 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Exposure: Part Shade
Height: Minimum 30 feet , Maximum 60 feet
Width: Minimum 2 feet , Maximum 4 feet
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Selected from a group of seedlings in Michael Dirr's garden for its compactness and erect flower structures, "just like the candles on a birthday cake." After 7 years this selection is only 30" high and 42" wide. The glossy green leaves set off the glowing white plumes, 4 to 6 " long. The blooms open in late June or early July and maintain their elegance over a long bloom period.
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Submitted by Ref: on 11/8/2012 4:23 PM

This selection from a batch of 'Hummingbird' seedlings is very compact and heavy flowering. Holds its 4-6" spikes of white, fragrant flowers rigidly upright. Like all summer sweets, it tolerates shade and damp soil. Yellow fall foliage color. Selected by woody plant expert Michael Dirr.


Submitted by Ref: on 11/8/2012 4:23 PM

Selected by Mike Dirr, this improved 'Hummingbird' forms a dense 2' mound with larger (but just as fragrant!) mid-summer white flower "candles" followed by yellow fall color; enjoy it in container or border. SUN/Med-Wet


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2 Nurseries Carry This Plant:

Listing Key

Name City/State Email Phone Prod Type Availability
Blue Heron Farm Corvallis, OR Email now 541-754-4224 Container: 2
Sidhu & Sons Nursery Ltd. Mission, BC Email now 604-826-3537 Container: X Liner: X