Clethra alnifolia 'Sixteen Candles'Clethra alnifolia 'Sixteen Candles'

Common Name: Sixteen Candles Sweet Pepperbush

Bloomtime: Summer

Bloomcolor: Creamy white

Exposure: Full sun to part shade

Height: 4 to 5 feet

Spread: 2 to 3 feet

Water: Medium

Hardiness: 4 - 9

Fragrant: Yes

Zone: 4

Attracts Butterflies: Yes

Characteristics: Sweetly fragrant white flowers which appear in narrow, upright panicles. , Flowers give way to dark brown seed capsules which may persist into winter., Mature stems have scaly, dark gray to brown black bark., Glossy dark green leaves turn variable but generally attractive shades of yellow to golden brown in fall.