Clethra Sixteen Candles Summersweet Shrubs for Sale Online
Clethra Sixteen Candles produces masses of fragrant white flowers rising above the clean foliage from mid to late summer. Summersweet Shrubs are most effective when planted in masses.
About Your Clethra Sixteen Candles Summersweet
Clethra Sixteen Candles produces masses of "candles" of beautiful spikes of fragrant white flowers rising above the clean foliage from mid to late summer, which are most effective when planted in masses. It has green foliage throughout the season. The glossy round leaves turn an outstanding harvest gold in the fall. Produces bountiful spikes of intensely fragrant white flowers in late summer when little else blooms, good yellow fall color as well; needs moist acidic soil; some suckering, good for filling in an area
|Mature Height:||2.5 to 3 feet|
|Mature Width:||3 to 4 feet|
|Sunlight:||Full Sun to part shade|
|Habit:||Dwarf, Deciduous, densely branched, multi-stemmed clump forming|
|Flower Color:||Fragrant White flowers in mid to late summer.|
|Foliage:||New growth emerges a dark green, changing to an golden yellow in the fall.|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained soil but will tolerate "wet feet"|
|Water Requirements:||Water well until established.|
|Uses:||Extremely attractive when used as a focal point in the mixed border, mass planting, or a specimen planting. Provides unmatched winter interest especially when planted in front of a contrasting backdrop.|
How to Care for Clethra Sixteen Candles Summersweet
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Clethra Sixteen Candles plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occurring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardeners best friend and can help guarantee your success.