First Snow® Japanese Clethra

Clethra barbinervis 'Takeda Nishiki'

Item 5553


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USDA Zone:
  • Light Needs
    Full sun to Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Requires regular watering- weekly or more often in extreme heat.

Extraordinary variegated foliage cloaks this superb upright shrub or small tree. Pendulous racemes of lightly fragrant flowers appear in mid to late summer. Persistent dark brown seed capsules and distinctive, polished tri-colored bark on mature plants provides cool-season interest. Deciduous.

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Average Size at Maturity
Reaches 10 to 20 ft. tall and 10 to 15 ft. wide.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Clethra barbinervis 'Takeda Nishiki'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Deciduous
Growth Rate: No
Special Feature: Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, Dramatic Foliage Color, Tolerates Wet Soils, Year-round Interest
Foliage Color: Multicolored
Flower Attribute: Showy Flowers ,   Fragrant
Bloom Time: Summer
Flower Color: White
Garden Style: Asian/Zen

Provide moist, humus-rich, slightly acidic soil. Thrives in part sun to dappled shade. May be hardy to zone 5 in locations if sheltered from harsh winter winds.

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