Clethra alnifolia Vanilla Spice ('Caleb') (Summersweet)

This deciduous shrub features panicles covered with delicate white flowers that bloom on glossy green foliage and give way to dark brown seedheads. Upright habit. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid summer
3-6 ft tall x 3-5 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Fragrant
Attracts butterflies

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Zone Zone 4
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate to Consistent Moisture
Native to Native Cultivar
Patent Info PP# 21,589, CPBR# 4167
Brand Proven Winners

White with purple tinged blooms rise above the finely cut black foliage on upright, wiry stems.

Blooms in late summer to late fall
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
4-5 ft tall x 2 ft spread
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Fragrant

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Burgundy, aromatic plumes grow on thin burgundy stems high atop dark green deeply lobed foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early to midsummer
1.5 ft tall x 1.5 ft wide
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts butterflies
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Fragrant

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Large, round clusters of bright mauve pink blooms sit on tall wine-red stems with bright green foliage. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms late summer to early fall
4-6 ft tall x 3-5 ft spread
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant
Tolerant to juglone
Fragrant

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Dense clumps of arching stems with dark green and yellow variegated leaves cascade in layers to resemble dwarf bamboo. Hidden among the foliage are tiny delicate green flower heads. 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 upright spikes of broad, deep green leaves that bear densely packed violet blue flowers. Fast growth rate.

Blooms mid-summer
1.5-2 ft tall x 1.5 ft spread
HARDY to -20°F (-28.9°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant

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This rhizomatous perennial features arching stems bearing nodding green-tipped white flowers while variegated creamy white and bright green, elliptic leaves adorn the stems elegantly. The flowers are followed in fall by attractive deep blue berries. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms mid spring to early summer
2-2.5 ft tall x 1.5-2 ft spread
HARDY to -40°F (-40°C)
Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds
Deer and rabbit resistant

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This deciduous shrubs features showy spikes of ruby-red panicles and glossy green foliage that turns an outstanding harvest gold in the fall. Oval mounded habit. Slow growth rate.

Blooms in late summer
4-8 ft tall x 4-8 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts butterflies

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Colourful shrub with ovate foliage that’s bright yellow in the spring, soft yellow in summer and bright red in fall. Flaming orange-red stems are revealed when foliage drops. Creamy-white flowers in spring yield berries mid summer. Fast growth rate.

Blooms late spring to late summer
6 ft tall x 6′ wide
HARDY to -50°F (-45.6°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts birds and butterflies

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