Clethra – Sugartina® Crystalina

Garden Height
30 - 36
36 - 48
28 - 36
Container Role
Flower Size
Flower Colors
Light Level
Part Sun to Sun, Sun
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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.

Attracts: Butterflies

Resists: Deer

Fragrant Flower

Native to North America

Fall Interest

Small / Miniature

Maintenance Notes

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.

Uses Notes

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

Bloom Time

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.

Grower Tips

Clethra is late to leaf out in spring.

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