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Hummingbird Summersweet closeup of white flowers
Hummingbird Summersweet planted in landscape
Hummingbird Summersweet white flowering shrub
Hummingbird Summersweet closeup of white flowers
Hummingbird Summersweet planted in landscape
Hummingbird Summersweet white flowering shrub


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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • Mature Height: 2-4' tall
  • Mature Width: 3-5' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 3-5' apart

Hummingbird Summersweet

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird'

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Why plant Hummingbird Summersweet?

Help out our pollinator friends this summer with help from the Hummingbird Summersweet. This sweet compact shrub bursts with spikes of creamy white fragrant flowers during mid summer that attract bees, butterflies, and other beneficial pollinators. An oasis of nectar for pollinators during a quiet blooming time for flowering plants. Hummingbird will burst with color again in the fall when the green foliage turns a bright shade of golden-yellow, adding color to the changing landscape. A dependable native that is compact and a high performer out of the summersweets available.

Summersweet is a friendly-flowering shrub that is native from the coast of Maine to Florida spanning all the way to Texas. This native shrub is an abundant blooming native that is dependable and full of attractive blooms and nice fall color. A compact shrub, Summersweet is able to fit in hard to reach areas that many others may not be able to fit in.

How to use Hummingbird Summersweet in the landscape?

An urban delight! Hummingbird Summersweet is a hardy plant that will handle urban conditions such as salt spray and excess water. This native is a water-loving character that can be used on the outside of ponds, marshes, or make a fancy border along streams. Spring is not the only time that you'll be able to enjoy Hummingbird Summersweet but the fall will also bring with it nice yellow foliage that can brighten up the landscape before the cold of the winter hits.

Why Bower & Branch?

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower

How To Plant Hummingbird Summersweet

Plant this pretty native in an area with more acidic soil that is sunny, but Summersweet can also tolerate full shade as well. The soil should stay moist and not allowed to dry out as Summersweet is a water-loving shrub. In terms of pruning, make sure to deadhead spent blooms for a well-groomed look. If appearances do not matter, then you will not need to worry about deadheading.

How To Fertilize

Chestnut Trees will appreciate watering deeply, and regularly during its first few years in the ground. Irrigate weekly, and especially during long dry spells or extreme heat after it’s established.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 3-9

How Does Shipping Work?

Size AA & AAA (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.

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