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Sugartina® Summersweet

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Late Blooming Shrub with 4-Season Interest

Sugartina Summersweet is a deciduous shrub with ornamental features.  Plant a few of these for a decorative hedge along your outbuildings.  Sugartina’s scented bloom also makes it a perfect addition for next to your patio or front entry. 

Your Sugartina Summersweet is a dwarf variety with a compact nature.  Late summer brings long, 6-inch spikes of pristine, white flowers with a heavenly fragrance that is sure to bring pollinators to your yard.  The flowers give way to 1/8-inch, dark brown capsules that not only provide a decorative accent into the winter months, but a boon for your wildlife. 

Even before the flowers appear, your Sugartina boasts 4-inch long, oblong leaves of a dark green hue.  The foliage fills out your shrub quite nicely with an attractive glossy sheen that catches the afternoon sunlight.  As autumn arrives, your Sugartine will gift your yard with subtle tones of gold and brown before it retires for its winter rest. 

Sugartina Summersweet will grow up to 3 feet tall with a 4-foot spread.  It has a rounded, dense nature, tending to grow naturally lovely without the need for pruning.  Sugartina is generally a low maintenance shrub, ready to provide you with its array of ornamental features without a lot of work from you.

There are several varieties of Summersweet shrubs to choose from, but Sugartina offers you all the beautiful features of a Summersweet, but with late summer interest.  Sugartina Summersweet will gift you with some much needed color and fragrance this year at a time when other plants in your yard are fading.

* Summer flowers
* Fragrant
* Fall & winter interest
* Adaptive to a variety of soils
* Some salt tolerance
* Deer resistant
* Attracts Butterflies


Plant Facts

Family Clethra alnifolia 'Crystaltina'
Foliage Green
Mature Height 2-3 feet
Mature Spread 2-3 feet
Soil Average
Zones 4-9
Mature Form Rounded
Growth Rate Medium
Sun Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Flower Color White
Bloom Period Late Summer

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