Clethra Vanilla Spice® Description
- Glorious cherry-vanilla fragrance in summer from white flower spikes
- Vanilla Spice has extra-large blooms for even more fragrance and a showier display
- Glossy green foliage develops excellent bright yellow fall color
- Native shrub grows well in shade and wet soils
- Deer resistant
Special features: Deer resistant, Shade tolerant, Wet soil, Native, Attracts pollinators, Fragrant
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- Botanical name: Clethra alnifolia 'Caleb'
- Common name:
- Sun exposure:
Full sun (6+ hours) to part shade
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- Soil type:
Not fussy about soil; in nature, often grows in very wet areas.
- Soil moisture:
Moderate to wet
- Height x width:
3-6' tall and wide
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- Foliage color:
- Season of interest:
Specimen, Flower gardens, backdrop, Landscaping, Pollinator gardens, Wildlife gardens, Native plant gardens
- Patent:USPP 21589
- Cannot ship to:
AK, CAN, HI, PR
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Soil: Though it can tolerate some dryness once established, summersweet does best in moist, even wet soils. Where it grows wild, it is often found alongside rivers and streams.
Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day) to part shade (4-6 hrs sun/day). Can grow in deeper shade but flowering and fall color will not be as intense.
Water: Moderate to wet
Space: Min. 3' apart
Fertilizing: Little fertilizer is needed.
Winterizing: No special treatment is required. A 2-3" layer of shredded bark mulch is recommended.
Maintenance: No special care is required. Trim as needed in early spring.
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