Also known as Summersweet, Clethra can be found naturally in marshes and stream banks, but will thrive in your garden and be a nutritious food source to the pollinators in your area. It’s showy-white, upright flowers are very fragrant and attractive to hummingbirds, butterflies, native bees, and more. It spreads by suckering roots, and can be used as a pollinator-friendly hedge, or in a rain garden. In autumn, it’s foliage will turn lovely shades of gold and copper brown. Planting this species is a great way to help sustain and provide for our pollinator friends.