Sweet Pepperbush

Sweet Pepperbush

Clethra alnifolia

Height: 30

Container Size: 1 Gallon

Featured Plant Category: Pollinator Plants

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

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Description

Also known as Summersweet, Clethra can be found in swampy woodlands, marshes, and stream banks. Its showy-white, upright flowers are very fragrant. It spreads by suckers, and can be used as a pollinator-friendly hedge, or in a rain garden. In autumn, its foliage will turn attractive shades of yellow and golden brown.

Additional information

Weight5 lbs
Dimensions5.5 × 5.5 × 30 in
Height

3 to 8'

Container Size

1 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, common white alder