Clethra alnifolia 'Sixteen Candles'

Common Name: Summersweet

Deciduous flowering shrub good for small areas.  Native.  Grows well in wet areas.  Withstands shade well.  Deer resistant. 

More About Clethra alnifolia 'Sixteen Candles'

  • Large fragrant flowers in mid summer.
  • Dwarf, compact habit.


3 ft


3 ft

Hardiness Zone:

4 to 9

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Clethra alnifolia 'Sixteen Candles' Characteristics

Attracts Wildlife

  • Attracts Butterflies


  • Border or Bed
  • Fragrant
  • Native
  • Mass Planting
  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Low Maintenance
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Summer Bloomer
  • Naturalizing

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant


  • Full sun to partial shade

Foliage Color

  • Green

Growth Rate

  • Medium

Season of Interest

  • Spring to Fall

Soil Moisture

  • Moist


  • White - summer