• Current Height: 3'
  • Mature Height: 5-10'; 4-6' spread
  • Light: Full sun to part shade
  • Soil: Moist, sometimes wet
  • Bloom: White, summer, musky scent
  • Landscape: Screen, specimen, border, native or rain garden
  • Fun fact: Blooms late summer even in shade when few other trees are in bloom
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3 Gallons
  • Pollinator value: Very High.  Hummingbirds, butterflies, beetles, wasps, flies, native bees; the attraction creates what William Cullina describes as "a buzzing cacophony of tiny wings."

    A good garden shrub, Summersweet is a fast grower, taking on up to 24 inches in a season.  It likes to form thickets but spreads slowly and is easily controlled in a moist, partly sunny garden.

    Its deep green leaves contrast beautifully against spikes of white flowers.