Summersweet - 2 Gal.


Clethra alnifolia

If there was ever a "must grow" native shrub, it is Clethra. The obvious reason would be for its incredibly scented white flower spikes that cover the plant in July, filling the area with their perfume and providing nectar for native butterflies and bees. The less obvious, but just as compelling, reasons are its ease of growth, its adaptability to very moist soils, its magnetic personality for attracting butterflies when in bloom, and its ability to provide essential shelter for birds. It does all that while looking great with its dense, spreading form, dark green foliage, and attractive yellow fall foliage color. Clethra is great for grouping, tolerates shade well, and is an American Beauties plant that will fulfill a diversity of landscape functions. This container size is exclusively offered to American Beauties program buyers.

Seasonal Note: Many deciduous plants have started to go dormant for the season. You may experience yellow, spotted and dropping leaves. This is completely normal at this point in the season. Reach out if you have any questions!

Zone: 4 - 8

Mature Size: 5 - 7 ft High x 6 - 8 ft Wide

Current Size Est.: 10-18''

Growing Tips

Best in full to part shade and moist soils.

Sun Exposure: Full Shade, Partial Shade

Availability and quality confirmed as of Monday, November 30 2020

Wondering what the #1, #2, #15 mean? The nursery industry uses these numbers to identify pot size. Wondering what size to buy? Check out this handy container comparison picture below. 

Plant Size Guide

Below is the most current USDA hardiness zone map. All of our products can be found by your particular winter hardiness zone shown below.


ShrubBucket Delivery Map

We hand-deliver to all of the areas located in green in the above map with more coming in January 2021! Hand-delivery is FREE on orders over $45 in the green counties. 


All of the counties in the 3 shaded grey areas we will hand-deliver with a minimum order. 

 Light Grey  - $250

 Medium Grey  - $500

 Dark Grey - $1,000

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