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‘Crystalina’ Summersweet Clethra

(Clethra alnifolia ‘Crystalina’ PP21,561)

Crystalina Summersweet Clethra  " "

Reining in the height of Summersweet greatly expands the potential of this native shrub in modern landscapes. Selected from a population of seedlings derived from an open pollinated ‘Ruby Spice’, ‘Crystalina’ provides a handsome improvement with a compact, rounded form maturing at around 3 feet high and 5 feet wide (somewhat larger in shade). Flowers are particularly showy with long, floriferous racemes. Zones 4 to 9. Partial shade to full sun. Roots readily from softwood cuttings.

For information on licensing, contact Spring Meadow Nursery, Gary Neinhuis, Licensee Sales, 616-223-3363 ext 1103, If you are a North Carolina Nursery, be sure to ask about special arrangements. Available through mail order and retail outlets.