Clethra – Sugartina® Crystalina
Add some fragrance to your late summer garden!
This dwarf summersweet has very fragrant pure white flowers that attract butterflies in mid-summer. It has dark glossy foliage and holds its tight dense shape without pruning. The dark green foliage turns yellow in fall. An excellent native plant for the home landscape.
Native to North America
Small / Miniature
Little care is needed for this plant. It may be pruned to shape in late winter/early spring. It holds its tight, dense shape so heavy pruning is rarely needed. If desired, apply a granular fertilizer formulated for woody plants in early spring. Tolerates damp soils.
Excellent for mixed borders or woodland gardens. Can also be used in wildlife gardens. Its small size makes it a good fit for narrow beds or smaller gardens. Also good as a foundation plant.
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Average
Blooms On New Wood
Flower Form Landscape
pH B - pH 5.8 - 6.2
EC (2:1 Extraction Method) 150 - 200
Light Requirements Medium, High
Water Requirements Moderate to Moist
Pinching and Growth Regulators
Standard Pest and Disease practices as listed in the notes.
Clethra is late to leaf out in spring.