Growing Summersweet - Knowledgebase Question

Jesup, IA
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Question by steuben
April 12, 1998
What are the growing requirements for the shrub summersweet? Will it grow in partial shade?

Answer from NGA
April 12, 1998
Summersweet (Clethra alnifolia) will grow in a wide range of conditions. They thrive in sun or shade, and are hardy in zones 3-9. They are very pest and disease resistant, and will even grow in heavy soil, sandy soil, acidic wet soils as well as areas with salt spray. What a shrub!!! I bought two for my own garden this season!

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