- Trees & Shrubs
- Deciduous Shrubs
- Hummingbird Summersweet (Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird')
Hummingbird Summersweet (Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird')
Summersweet - sometimes called sweet pepper bush. Native to the Eastern United States this is a dwarf form of this slender shrub. It will spread slowly outward to a spread of 30 inches and reach a hight of 30 inches.
It's true attraction however is the sweet, extremely fragrant flowers on this variety. When you approach this plant in summer the first thing you see is all the insects, mostly butterflies covering the flowers.
The lush green serrated foliage will give way to bright yellow in fall and the seed capsules provide interest throughout the winter.
Part Shade to Sun
Mature Height: 3 ft
Mature Width: 3 ft
Cannot ship to California or Hawaii, ships with soil