6141 Sunset Lake Road, Fuquay Varina, NC 27526


  • 7g Hummingbird Clethra
  • 7g Hummingbird Clethra
  • 7g Hummingbird Clethra

7g Hummingbird Clethra
Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird'


White flowers, grows 3-4' ht

This is a compact, slow-spreading, deciduous shrub that features spikes of fluffy, white wonderfully fragrant flowers which attract hummingbirds and butterflies. It has dark glossy green leaves which turn a striking yellow in autumn. After flowering seed capsules remain through winter to add interest to any landscape. It is a great addition to small gardens and fits perfectly around foundations. It prefers medium to well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade.

Photo Credit:  The JC Raulston Arboretum; Wiki Commons

  • Showy, Attracts Butterflies, Colorful, Wet Feet, Attracts Birds, Low Maintenance, Heavy Shade, Attracts Hummingbirds, Fragrant, Long Blooming,
  • Hardy in zones 3 - 9
  • Full Sun, Part Shade,