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

Extra large white flowers set off the glossy green foliage bloom on new wood and give way to dark brown seedheads. Upright habit.

Blooms mid summer
3-6′ tall x 3-5′ spread
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
Fragrant

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Dark red stems carry burgundy blooms that turn to fuchsia and sit high on dark green foliage. Moderate growth rate.

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

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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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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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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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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.

Blooms late spring to late summer
6′ tall & wide
Deer and rabbit resistant
Attracts birds and butterflies

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