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Clethra alnifolia Sugartina® Crystalina ('Crystalina')

Sugartina® Crystalina Summersweet: Patent PP21561

  • »  Fragrant white flowers in late summer
  • »  Yellow fall color
  • »  Native
  • »  Attracts butterflies
  • »  Dwarf
  • »  Dense, full form
  • »  Glossy green foliage

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Sugartina® 'Crystalina' enhances all the great summer attributes of our native Clethra and puts it all together in a tight, dense, small landscape friendly package. Dense and full, this wider growing than tall selection will never breach the 3' foot range in height yet it is still a powerhouse in the landscape with deep green, impossible glossy foliage and branch ends topped with 2 to 4" long spires of pure white, incredible fragrant flowers in late July and August. The scent from this plant's bloom will fill your yard with sweetness and will attract quite a following of local butterflies, too! With its low growing, contained form, 'Crystalina' will fit nearly anywhere in the landscape meaning its seductive scent can grow right up near the house or will make a pleasing, controlled grouping near a woods edge at your property border. It even has a great display of yellow fall foliage color that is the climax to the season for this easy care shrub that will thrive in sun, partial sun or mostly shade and will even tolerate wet feet.

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Fall Color
Foliage Color
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Flower Color
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Season of Interest (Flowering)
Late Summer
Full Sun
Partial Sun
Partial Shade
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Clethra alnifolia 'Sugartina® Crystalina'

Thrive in suns, partial sun or mostly shade and will even tolerate wet feet.