Clethra alnifolia

'Maureen Cullinane'

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Intoxicating, sweet spires of white flowers.  July – August.  A cultivar selected for its dark, glossy green foliage.  5 – 7′ tall.  Full sun – moderate shade.  Moist soil tolerant.  Salt tolerant.  Deer resistant.  Attracts butterflies.  Yellow fall color.  Northeastern U.S. native.  Long Island provenance.  A 2017 Glover Perennials introduction.  Named after a friend and renowned landscape gardener on the North Fork of Long Island.  Zone 4.