Uses: Perennial flowering compact shrub that produces large and fragrant summer blooms. Great for wet sites and rain gardens!
Benefits: A standout petite shrub with attractive glossy, dark green leaves and extra large flowers. The individual flowers are fragrant, pure white and roughly double the size of typical clethra blooms. Yellow fall foliage. Very easy to grow. Attracts pollinators.
Zones: 4 - 9
Sun: Full sun to partial shade
Life Cycle: Perennial
Mature Height: 3' - 6'
Mature Width: 3' - 6'
Bloom Season: Summer
Make summer nights more magical with the delightful scent of Vanilla Spice® Summersweet from Proven Winners. Extra large flowers are twice the size of conventional varieties for a bold display. Brilliant yellow fall color, too!
Useful for borders, specimens, and rain gardens.
Native to North America.
Naturally forms a tight, compact mound.
Space a minimum of 5' apart from each other (if planting multiple Summersweets).
Provide full sun or partial sun. Too little light will cause growth issues.
Fertilization is suggested, especially if soil is poor. Our slow release fertilizer is a great option.
We suggest pruning to shape in late spring (after established) to encourage a dense, well branched and full-bodied plant; avoid cutting into thick stems.
Water regularly, especially after planting prior to establishment. Attempt to keep soil constantly moist, but not wet. It's suggested to place 2"-3" of mulch under this plant to help retain a light degree of ground moisture and to prevent the growth of weeds around the base.
Size of Summersweet for Sale Online
The Vanilla Spice® Summersweet that we sell online will ship in a greenhouse grade grow pot. Each plant will be appropriately sized for its pot. Please contact us with any specific questions.
Size of Summersweet When Mature
Vanilla Spice® Summersweet will reach mature heights of 3' - 6' and mature widths of 3' - 6'.
What is the botanical name of Vanilla Spice® Summersweet?
Its botanical name is Clethra alnifolia ‘Caleb’.
We normally only ship our live plants on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays to help prevent weekend layovers. There is a processing period of up to three days on any order placed. Handmade-to-order wreaths may take up to seven business days to ship after the order is placed. Please check out our Shipping Policy for more information. Feel free to Contact Us with any shipping questions or concerns.