Clethra alnifolia &
Clethra alnifolia &
Clethra alnifolia &
Clethra alnifolia &

Sixteen Candles Summersweet

Clethra alnifolia 'Sixteen Candles'

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Sixteen Candles Summersweet is a compact native deciduous shrub with a densely branched mounded habit and glossy dark green foliage that turns attractive shades of yellow to golden brown in fall.  Upright and compact flower spikes of sweetly fragrant white flower spikes bloom in summer and give way to brown seedpods that last to winter.  Prefers part sun and acidic, moist, well-drained soil.  




Eastern N. America Coasts; GA Native


2’ - 3’


3’ - 5'



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 9


Full Sun, Part Sun

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MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low Maintenance. Do not let soils dry out.  Promptly remove suckers unless naturalization is desired.  Spider mites may be a concern in drier conditions.

 LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensNative Gardens, Hedges, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS:  Ninebark, Dogwood, Coneflower

IMAGES: KENPEI, Clethra alnifolia1CC BY-SA 3.0, (2) Photo by David J. Stang, Clethra alnifolia Sixteen Candles 3zzCC BY-SA 4.0, (3) Photo by David J. Stang, Clethra alnifolia Sixteen Candles 1zzCC BY-SA 4.0, (4) Photo by David J. Stang, Clethra alnifolia Sixteen Candles 2zzCC BY-SA 4.0

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown.

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