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Summersweet Clethra ShrubClethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird'

  • Summersweet Clethra Shrub

    Summersweet Clethra Shrub

  • Summersweet Clethra Shrub

    Summersweet Clethra Shrub

  • Summersweet Clethra Shrub
  • Summersweet Clethra Shrub

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Summersweet Clethra ShrubClethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird'

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Fragrant White Blooms Meet Compact Growth

Why Summersweet Clethra Shrubs?

Also known as Hummingbird Summersweet, this shrub produces fragrant, white blooms that merge with the promise of richly-hued green growth, delivering contrast that's second to none. And this deciduous favorite lives up to its name, attracting graceful wildlife that gives you the most elegant yard on the block.

From mixed borders along your driveway to perennial plantings in your flower beds, the Summersweet stands out...even in wet, swamp-like areas. Unlike similar ornamental varieties, the Summersweet stands up to tough conditions, thriving in a compact growth habit that's well-suited to tight spaces, poor soil conditions and even cold fronts down to -20 degrees. That means you get summertime flowers and vivid autumnal colors for a show that lasts nearly year-round.

Why FastGrowingTrees.com is Better

But the best part about the Hummingbird Summersweet Shrub is the fact that it’s planted, grown, monitored and shipped with care, straight from our nursery. We do the extra work so that you reap the rewards by the time your tree arrives at your door.

Now, your Hummingbird Summersweet Shrub is happy, healthy and prepared to thrive in your landscape. It’s a proven performer since we’ve already put in the work...so there's no guesswork for you. Don’t wait – order your Hummingbird Summersweet Shrub today!

Planting & Care

1. Planting: Before planting, choose a location with full sun to partial shade (4 to 8 hours of sun per day) and well-drained soil. The Hummingbird Summersweet Shrub is highly adaptable, drought resistant and easy-to-grow in most soil types. When it’s time to plant, start by digging a hole that’s at least twice the width of your tree’s root ball. After placing your tree in its hole, backfill the soil, tamp down to ensure air pockets are eliminated, and water to establish the root system.

2. Watering: Water your new Hummingbird Summersweet regularly and deeply during its first growing season to help establishment, approximately once weekly. If you’re not sure when to water and how much watering your tree needs, simply check the soil. If the soil is dry down to around 2 or 3 inches, it’s time to water.

3. Fertilizing: If you want to bolster your Summersweet's growth, apply slow-release, well-balanced fertilizer before new growth begins in the spring.

4. Pruning: Pruning isn’t required, but if you’d like to shape your Summersweet, simply do so a few times a year, or however often is necessary to shape.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $49 $19.95
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Product Details

Mature Height: 3-4 ft.
Mature Width: 3-4 ft.
Sunlight: Full-Partial
Growth Rate: Slow
Botanical Name: Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird'
Does Not Ship To: AZ
Grows Well In Zones: 4-9 outdoors
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4-9 outdoors       Map

Growing Zones: 4-9 outdoors

(hardy down to -20℉)

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