**Not in stock for 2022.** ‘Tom’s Compact’ was found and introduced by Tom Dilatush of Dilatush Nursery in Robbinsville, New Jersey in the 1970’s. He discovered it growing on a compost pile. ‘Tom’s Compact’ has darker, glossier leaves that turn yellow in fall and a more compact, denser growth habit than other Clethra alnifolia cultivars. In summer it has upright, candle-like, 6-inch-long white flower spires that are sweetly fragrant. Height: 3-4 ft. Spread: 3-4 ft. Family: Clethraceae Bloom time: July to August Sun: full sun to part shade Water: medium to wet Hedge, Naturalize, Rain Garden According to Rutgers University, Clethra are seldom severely damaged by deer.