Summersweet Clethra, Sweet Pepperbush
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - ShrubGrowth Rate - slowMature Height - 4-8'Mature Width - 4-6'Longevity -
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Perfect, white, 5-petaled, delightfully fragrant, 0.33" across, July into August. Borne on current season's growth in 2-6" long upright panicles.Fruit - Dry, 3-valved, dehiscent, pubescent capsule, 0.125" in diameter. Persists through winter.Leaf - Fall Color - Pale yellow to rich golden brown mid-October through mid-November.Bark - Brown, pubescent, rounded or obscurely 3-sided; light brown, continuous pith.Other Features - Late flowers can be an asset to the summer garden.Possible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Moist, acid soil, partial shade or full sun.Native Habitat - Maine to Florida to coastal Texas.Diseases and Insects - Tremendously pest-free, although mite damage can be seen in dry conditions.Strength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Clethra.- Other plants of the family Clethraceae.- Other plants of the genus Clethra.- Other plants of the species Clethra alnifolia.