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Clethra alnifolia 'Sixteen Candles'

Family: Clethraceae
Genus: Clethra (KLEE-thra) (Info)
Species: alnifolia (al-nee-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Sixteen Candles

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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Douglas, Georgia
Social Circle, Georgia
Lake Forest, Illinois
Mc Dowell, Kentucky
Silver Spring, Maryland
Beverly, Massachusetts
Lexington, Massachusetts
Cary, North Carolina
Wilmington, North Carolina
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Roscoe, Pennsylvania
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Conway, South Carolina
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Murchison, Texas
Midlothian, Virginia
South Boston, Virginia
Puyallup, Washington
Spokane, Washington

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