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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)
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Deer resistant
Salt tolerant


Zone Zone 4
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate to Consistent Moisture
Native to Native Cultivar
Patent Info PP21589, CPBR4167
Brand Proven Winners