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
We ship our Vanilla Spice® Summersweet in quart sized grow pots.
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’.