Featured Plant

‌‌Summersweet Clethra

This late flowering native is an asset to the summer garden. Clethra alnifolia. with delightfully fragrant flowers, can be seen blooming in our Native Plant Collection during July and August.


Clethraz Alnifolia Flower

Size: 4 - 8' height; 4 - 6' spread; larger in moist soils

Hardiness: zone 4 - 9

Habit: colonizing shrub

Growth Rate: slow - medium

Culture: partial shade or full sun; prefers moist, acidic soil that has been supplemented with organic matter


‌‌clethra summersweet shrub in bloom
Summersweet clethra border

Contact Information:
Email arbor@conncoll.edu
Connecticut College
Box 5201
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320