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Sweet Pepperbush

Sweet Pepperbush

Clethra alnifolia

Featured Plant Category: Pollinator Plants, Rain Gardens

Height: 3 to 8'

Bloom Time: July to August

Bloom Color: White

Soil Moisture: Medium to Wet

Soil Type: Moist, acidic, sandy soils; tolerates clay soil.

Light Requirements: Part shade to Full shade

Hardiness Zone: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Other Names: coastal sweetpepperbush, summersweet

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Description

Sweet Pepperbush, also known as Clethra alnifolia, 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. Its 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, its 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.


 

Additional information

Height

3 to 8'

Container Size

1 Gallon, 2 Gallon

Bloom Time

July to August

Bloom Color

White

Soil Moisture

Medium to Wet

Soil Type

Moist, acidic, sandy soils; tolerates clay soil.

Light Requirements

Part shade to Full shade

Hardiness Zone

3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Other Names

coastal sweetpepperbush, summersweet

Shipping Information

We now ship from two locations!

Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.

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