Clethra, Hummingbird

Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird'

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Compact, dense deciduous shrub grown for small sweetly fragrant white flower clusters appearing in mid to late summer. Does best in organic, acidic soil. Good yellow fall color.

Uses & Attributes

Blooms in Summer. Beautiful Fall color. Attracts butterflies.
Care & Pruning
Responds well to shearing. Remove dead and undesirable branches. Shape as desired.
Light Needs: Part-Sun to Shade
Size: 3-5' x 3-4'
Spacing: 3-4'
Water Use: Medium
Growth Rate: Medium
Hardiness: -20 to -30 F

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Planting Info

1. Dig a hole 1.5 times as wide as the diameter of the rootball. Depth of the hole should be equal to depth of the rootball.

2. Set plant in the hole so the top of the rootball is even or slightly above ground soil level.

3. Refill around the rootball with a mix of 1/2 existing garden soil and 1/2 Earl May Organic Planting Mix blended with Earl May Structure. Step down on soil to eliminate any large air pockets.

4. Build a soil ring the size of the rootball around the plant, to help hold in water.

5. Add a 1 inch layer of mulch around the plant, keeping mulch away from the trunk.

6. Water slowly with Earl May Plant Start mixture right away. Enjoy watching your new plant grow!

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