Summersweet Clethra Shrubs
Summersweet 'Sixteen Candles'
Native. Clethra alnifolia Summersweet, Pepper Bush 'Sixteen Candles' 3' - 4'. Summersweet is a lovely, low maintenance plant for Southern gardens and worth planting for its fragrance alone. 'Sixteen Candles' features spikes of white upright flowers which are very attractive to butterflies. A compact, dense shrub great for mass planting or in a border garden, 'Sixteen Candles' will grow well in wet, shady spots of a landscape.
Summersweet 'Ruby Spice'
Native. Clethra alnifolia Summersweet, Pepper Bush 'Ruby Spice' 4' - 6'. Highly fragrant, bottle brush like flower spikes in summer have a pink tint. Attractive foliage is a bright medium green which will turn a bright yellow in autumn. 'Ruby Spice' is a must for the butterfly garden and a beautiful, compact shrub for shady or wet areas. A low maintenance, fragrant plant. We feel 'Ruby Spice' has the best form of the pink flowering types for sale.