Sixteen Candles Summersweet
Shade-Tolerant, Floral Shrub
Sixteen Candles Summersweet is a deciduous shrub with ornamental features. Plant a few of these in a naturalized area, especially near a stream or water garden. Sixteen Candles would also look outstanding in that shady spot in your yard where you’d like a splash of color.
Your Sixteen Candles will amaze you with its 6-inch long spikes of delicate blossoms that reach out amid the dark green foliage in mid-to late summer. The pristine white flowers are variable in orientation, with some gently arching, upright or horizontal.
The effect of the tall, straight spikes of blooms creates an appearance reminiscent of “candles” (thus the name). Each floral spike exudes a delightful fragrance, a popular draw for your yard’s pollinator. Sixteen Candles’ 4-inch leaves are toothed and oblong with an ornamental, glossy sheen. Transitioning to yellow and brown hues for fall, the foliage adds one last gasp of color for your yard.
Sixteen Candles Summersweet will grow 3 to 5 feet tall with an equal spread. It’s a relatively low maintenance and hardy shrub with no significant disease or insect issues. Sixteen Candles Summersweet is adaptive to a variety of conditions and quite shade tolerant. In fact, it tends to prefer shady, moist conditions.
Sixteen Candles Summersweet is a lovely shrub with a lot to offer. Especially if you have a shady or moist spot in your yard, this shrub is a perfect choice to spice things up. Try one today!
* Summer flowers
* Fall interest
* Adaptive to a variety of conditions
* Shade tolerant
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Clethra alnifolia 'Sixteen Candles'|
|Mature Height||2 to 3 feet|
|Mature Spread||2 to 3 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely adaptable|