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Summersweet - Sugartina® Crystalina

Clethra alnifolia 'Crystalina'

Sugartina® 'Crystalina' clethra is such a versatile plant, it will earn a special spot in your garden.  Fragrant, pure white flowers steal the show in mid summer. Dark glossy foliage turns to bright yellow in autumn. Sugartina® 'Crystalina' holds its tight, dense shape without pruning. This native plant attracts pollinators and exhibits deer resistance as well as tolerance to salt.  Exquisite foundation plantings or in mixed borders or wildlife gardens.  Great for naturalizing, too.

Our plants come with extra large and fibrous root systems, ready to plant and flourish! 
Pot Size For This Plant Premium Quart
Shipped Height Plant is 5" to 10" above the pot - Shorter heights are sometimes due to pruning
Zones 4 to 9
Soil Type Clay, Loamy & Sandy soils
Mature Height & Width 2 1/2' - 3' Height and 2 1/2' - 3' Spread
Growth Rate Moderate
Site Selection Full Sun to Part Sun
Moisture Requirements Average to moist but well drained soil 
Blooming Period Summer 


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Product questions

  • Karen Thorpe
    Feb 7, 2021, 09:14 AM

    What about deer resistance?

    Feb 8, 2021, 10:42 AM

    The Summersweet is considered deer resistant. We do like to mention, that if deer are very hungry they may eat just about anything.

Grows well in moist and even wet soil though it will tolerate some dryness once established. Prefers soil pH on the acidic side.

If desired, prune in early spring, when the new growth begins to appear on the stems.

Clethra is a reliable choice for flowering in shaded conditions, though flowering, fragrance and fall color are best with a few hours of daily sun.