Hummingbird Summersweet

Hummingbird Summersweet

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The Hummingbird Summersweet is a beautiful and versatile shrub that is sure to add interest and charm to any landscape. This compact variety produces sweetly fragrant, bottlebrush-shaped flowers in mid to late summer that attract hummingbirds and other pollinators to the garden. The flowers come in shades of white or pink, and they are set against a backdrop of glossy green leaves that turn yellow in the fall. The Hummingbird Summersweet is a slow-growing shrub with a rounded habit, making it an excellent choice for foundation plantings or as an accent in mixed borders. It is also a low-maintenance shrub that is easy to grow and care for, making it an excellent choice for gardeners who want a beautiful plant that requires minimal care.
Hummingbird Summersweet

Hummingbird Summersweet

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Latin Name

Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird'

Common Name

Hummingbird Summersweet

Current Size

Approx. 1-2ft

Hardiness Zone


Bloom Time


Mature Width

4 ft

Mature Height


Flower Colour


Growth Rate



Part Sun/Shade (Less than 6 hours)


Late Winter/Early Spring


Approx. 1-2 times per week




  • Fragrant Summer Flowers: The Hummingbird Summersweet is prized for its sweetly fragrant flowers that bloom in mid to late summer. The white or pink flowers are shaped like bottlebrushes and attract pollinators, especially hummingbirds.
  • Compact Size: This shrub is a compact variety that is ideal for small gardens or containers. It grows slowly and has a rounded habit that makes it an excellent choice for foundation plantings or as an accent in mixed borders.
  • Easy to Grow: The Hummingbird Summersweet is a low-maintenance shrub that is easy to grow and care for. It prefers moist, well-drained soil and can tolerate partial shade, making it an excellent choice for gardens with varying light conditions.

Care Guide

  • Watering: Water deeply once a week, especially during dry spells. Ensure soil is well-drained and not waterlogged
  • Maintenance: Monitor for pests and disease, and treat as necessary. If desired, shape the plant with light pruning after flowering
  • Pruning: Wait until after the plant has finished flowering to prune
  • (Optional):Fertilizer: In early spring, apply a balanced slow-release fertilizer according to package instructions. Alternatively, top dress with compost or well-rotted manure in spring or fall.

Planting Instructions

Planting a trees or plants is easy! First, begin by digging a hole that's twice as wide as the root ball and just as deep. Place the tree or plant in the hole and add some bonemeal fertilizer. Backfill with fresh soil if needed and water thoroughly. Water regularly until roots are established to keep the plant healthy. Enjoy your new tree or plant!

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