Bloom Time: Fall
Zones: 4 to 9
Light: Sun to Shade
Size: 2′ to 8′ tall
Summersweet Clethra is a native shrub to the eastern United States that produces white spiky fragrant blooms in the summer or early fall.
Besides being easy to grow, it’s also great for attracting birds and butterflies to your garden. They love its flowers!
Summersweet Clethra does spread by runners so that’s something to be aware of when you’re planting it. You’ll need to prune it to keep it under control.
This post was originally published on June 17, 2020 but was updated with new content on June 18, 2022.