Sweetly fragrant creamy-white flowers that resemble white candles. These long lasting, dense upright spires are 5-6" tall and cover the plant in midsummer. Sturdy, upright selection of our native Summersweet displaying lustrous dark green foliage which turns a striking golden yellow in fall. Clethra 'Sixteen Candles' has a nice rounded, compact habit. Prefers organic, moist soils, but will grow in average soils, too. Beloved by butterflies and hummingbirds. A Michael Dirr selection.