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Q.Should I cut the dead blooms off of Clethra,Sixteen Candles? Does it only bloom once?

Zone West Springfield,MA 01089 | Lsfootsteps added on July 20, 2018 | Answered

Most off the blooms have passed and are a dry brown now.

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Answered on July 21, 2018

Yes, you may cut the dead blooms. And yes, it will only flower once per year around this time. This article will help you to care for these slow growing shrubs: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/summersweet/summersweet-plant.htm

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