Clethra alnifolia 'Sixteen Candles'

Summersweet, Sixteen Candles

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Pot Size: 4"x4"x5.5" pot

Plant Description

Sixteen Candles' is a dwarf Summersweet growing to about 3 feet by 3 feet. It is very compact and floriferous. It differs from 'Hummingbird' in that its flower stalks are held stiffly upright, they do not spread out or dip. It prefers full sun and some moisture. Fragrance is heavenly in mid to late summer and fall color is a good yellow.



Rain Garden

Good Fall Color

Deer Resistant

Butterfly Plant

Native Plant

Good Fragrance

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow

Plant Type


Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny,

Half and half

Soil Condition

Average, Organic

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Moist


full quart


24 to 36, 36 or taller

Flower Color


Bloom Time

Mid summer,

Late summer



Hardiness Zones

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9