Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird' (Summersweet)

White blooms in upright panicles are followed by brown seed capsules on glossy dark green foliage that turns to shades of yellow/golden brown in fall. Mounded habit.

Blooms mid to late summer
3-4′ tall x 4-5′ spread
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Fragrant

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Zone Zone 4
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate to Consistent Moisture
Native to Native Cultivar

Small light pink bottlebrush blooms rise above the foliage on upright, wiry stems. New foliage emerges green, maturing to dark reddish-purple and is finely divided.

Blooms in late summer to late fall
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
4′ tall x 3′ spread
Fragrant

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Lilac purple feathery plumes bloom atop deep green foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late spring to early summer
1.5-3 ft tall x 1-2 ft wide
HARDY to -30°F (34.4°C)
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Fragrant
Tolerant to juglone

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Dome-like mauve-pink flowers blooms on multiple purple-spotted stems and deep green, ovate, coarsely toothed foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer to early fall
3-5 ft tall x 2-4 ft spread
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone

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Dense clumps of arching stems, with brilliant golden green-to-chartreuse leaves in cascading layers resemble dwarf bamboo. Hidden among the foliage are tiny delicate green flower heads. The foliage turns to an attractive golden tan shade as the weather cools. Slow growth rate.

Blooms late summer to early fall
1-2 ft tall x 1-2 ft spread
Shade tolerant
Deer and rabbit resistant
Groundcover

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This herbaceous perennial features burgundy upright spikes that bear broad, deep purple leaves and densely packed cardinal red flowers. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer
2-2.5 ft tall x 1 ft spread
HARDY to -10°F (-23.3°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant

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White, variegated green leaves with white margins, fragrant, moderate growth rate, blooms late spring, 2 ft tall x 1 ft wide, partial to full shade.

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Creamy-white globe shaped flowers, followed by red fruit in the fall, make an impression against glossy, bright green foliage. Upright habit.

Blooms from early summer to late summer
3-4′ tall x 3-4′ spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Fragrant

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Showy spikes of ruby-red panicles are produced in summer on this multi-stemmed shrub, who’s glossy green foliage turns an outstanding harvest gold in the fall. Oval mounded habit.

Blooms in late summer
4-6′ tall x 4′ spread
Attracts butterflies

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