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Sugartina® 'Crystalina' Summersweet

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 4-9
  • Height 2.5-3 Feet Tall
  • Spread 2-3 Feet Wide
  • Full Shade to Full Sun

You know a plant like Sugartina 'Crystalina' Summersweet that has two "sweet" words in its name must smell wonderful. This Sugartina has fragrant white flowers that appear by mid-summer. The plant (Clethra alnifolia) is native to North America, so it adapts well to conditions in zones 4 through 9. The small shrub attracts butterflies but deer tend to ignore the fragrance.

Place one or more Sugartina 'Crystalina' Summersweet shrubs near a back patio or other seating area so you can enjoy its white flowers and sweet scent on summer evenings. At only about 3 feet high and wide, this little Sugartina can go in a container as the "thriller" plant or sit alongside a patio or sidewalk for a low border. It's a perfect choice for woodland or wildlife gardens. Its dark, glossy green leaves turn yellow in fall, extending the time it makes a statement in your garden.

Sugartina Crystalina Summersweet Care

Plant Sugartina 'Crystalina' Summersweet in full or part sun for best growth and flowering. It needs little care. Blooms appear on new growth, so you can prune your Sugartina for shape in late winter or early spring; it should not need heavy pruning. The plant has average water needs and can handle the damp soil of a woodland garden. You can add a granular fertilizer made for woody plants in early spring if desired.

Sugartina Crystalina Summersweet Spacing

Plant several Sugartina 'Crystalina' Summersweet for low-growing color and fragrance around your garden. If you place several together, space them about 3 to 4 feet apart from one center to another.

Sugartina 'Crystalina' Summersweet Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-9
Flower Color(s): White
Bloom Period: Summer
Foliage Color(s): Green
Light Exposure: Full Shade to Full Sun
Height Class: Tall
Height: 2.5-3 Feet
Spread: 2-3 Feet
Spacing: 3-4 Feet
Habit: Mounded
Blooms On: New Wood
Watering: Average
Shrub Type: Deciduous
Scientific Name: Sugartina® 'Crystalina' Clethra alnifolia USPP 21,561
Common Name: Sugartina® 'Crystalina' Summersweet
Other Name(s): Sweet Pepperbush
Brand: Proven Winners ColorChoice®
Drought Tolerant: No
Features: Fall Interest; Fragrant Flower; Dwarfing
Attracts: Butterflies

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

2 Reviews - Sugartina® 'Crystalina' Summersweet Show Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by Sara Havel on May 29th 2021

    We had never ordered from you before so always a bit skeptical but was so impressed. The chrystalina came in perfect condition and seems happy in its new location. Thanks for a great product and service.

  • 5
    Excellent plants.

    Posted by Customer on Oct 29th 2020

    I purchased 3 plants from another "well known" vendor. One arrived dead and the other two looked dead. Your plants arrived in perfect shape and are already flourishing.