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Clethra alnifolia 'Sixteen Candles'

Sweet Pepperbush

Plant Type:


Clethra alnifolia 'Sixteen Candles' Hefty, landscaper quality. This is another dense and compact form of Sweet Pepperbush growing intermediate between 'Hummingbird' and 'Anne Bidwell'. White spires of fragrant flowers elongate and grace the shrub from mid- to late summer. Foliage is lustrous green. Yellow autumn leaf color follows the floral display. The seed heads hold up to winter snows and are attractive in this season. Full to mostly sunny siting in fertile, moisture retaining soil will provide the best culture. 'Sixteen Candles' is an excellent bee and butterfly plant. Cutting grown.


36-48 in


48-60 in


Item Description Price  
CLETASIX Clethra alnifolia 'Sixteen Candles' (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - true 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $26.00

Characteristics and Attributes for Clethra alnifolia 'Sixteen Candles'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer / Late Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Interesting Bark

  • Exfoliating

Autumn Interest

  • Autumn Leaf Color
  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads

Nature Attraction

  • Honey Bees & Native Bees
  • Deer Resistant
  • Butterflies


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Full Sun


  • Foundation
  • Shrub Border
  • Border
  • Hedgerow
  • Edging
  • Wildlife Garden
  • Natural Garden
  • Massing

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Fertile
  • Draining
  • Moist


  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown