Clethra pringlei 'White Water', Mexican summersweet

Category: Trees
Family: Clethraceae
Origin: Mexico
Evergreen: yes
Flower Color: white
Bloom Time: summer
Height: 15 ft
Width: 12 ft
Exposure: morning sun
Irrigation: low to medium
Cold Hardiness: 7 F
Description: In every way this clethra tree is probably the most impressive of the Mexican collection. Bright green new growth mixed with dark green mature foliage sitting like a cloud above dark trunks. The summer blooming is profuse. It is very cold hardy once mature. Collected along a river near the point where it was rapidly descending into a cave, and thus was named 'White Water'.