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Quick Overview

  • Large Spikes,
  • Wonderful Fragrance,
  • Glossy Leaves
Common Name:Summersweet
Plant Type:Shrub
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 What is my zone?
Height:3 - 6 Feet
Spread:3 - 6 Feet
Exposure:Full Sun (+6 hrs.)
Part Shade (4-6 hrs.)
Blooms On:This Year's Growth
Nature Attractions:Bee-Friendly, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance:Deer, Rabbit
Flower Color:White Shades

Availability: In stock

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VANILLA SPICE® Clethra - PWCC - 8" Jumbo Pot
(Ships in Spring by USDA Zone)
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(Summersweet) VANILLA SPICE® Clethra has attractive glossy, dark green leaves. Its extra large pure white flowers are very fragrant and act as a magnet for Butterflies. Each flower is roughly the size of a dime and about twice the size of any other Clethra. VANILLA SPICE® offers a wonderful fragrance during the late summer months. A PROVEN WINNERS® COLORCHOICE® Flowering Shrub.
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VANILLA SPICE® Clethra alnifolia 'Caleb' PP21,589

Common Name Summersweet
USDA Hardiness Zone 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Type Shrub
Sun Exposure Full Sun (+6 hrs.), Part Shade (4-6 hrs.)
Soil Moisture Needs Moderate, Moist
Nature Attractions Bee-Friendly, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Critter Resistance Deer, Rabbit
Flower Color White Shades
Attributes Cut Flower or Foliage, Deciduous, Fragrant, Native
Design Use Massing, Specimen, Structure
Blooms On This Year's Growth
Growth Habit Upright
Season of Interest (Flowering) Fall, Late Summer, Summer

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Customer Reviews

Good Root System Review by Julie | Zone: 6a
I bought the 2 gallon of this plant in the spring of 2011. Came to me in great shape with good root system. I was on vacation in the worst heat wave of the summer and when I came home I thought for sure it was dead as my nephew forgot to water it. Everything had dried up and fallen off. However, to my surprise, the fall, it had new leaves on it and seems like it will make it. I think that speaks volumes of the quality of plant that Garden Crossing sent. I would recommend! (Posted on 12/30/2011)
I Want One Review by Matthew C | Zone: 5b
This plant is at my local botanical garden and now I want one. It is so pretty. The pink flowering Clethra is in full sun and it looks nice. The bees also like the flowers. (Posted on 8/6/2010)
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