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Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird'

Clethra are deciduous and evergreen shrubs and small trees grown for their fragrant white to yellow-white, cuplike flowers. Leaves are medium to dark green, alternate, simple, and finely to coarsely toothed. Clethra are suitable for a woodland garden or mixed border.


For more information on Clethra:

A Variegated Shrub With a Long Season of Interest
Shrubs for Small Spaces in the Northeast
Great Native Plants for the Northeast
Showy Shrubs for Fall

Noteworthy CharacteristicsFragrant flowers

CareUnder glass, grow in acidic soil under bright filtered light. Outdoors, grow in slightly acidic soil in partial shade.

PropagationSow seed at 43° to 54°F in spring or autumn. Root greenwood cuttings in early summer.

ProblemsFungal dieback and root rot can occur.

Species and cultivars

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Winter Interest

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