Clethra alnifolia

Growing Information

Plant Type: Shrub
Sunlight: Sun, part shade
Soils: Wet, average
Bloom Time: White to pinkish flowers in July, August
Size: 4-8 feet in height; 4-6 foot spread

Plant Sweet Pepperbush where you are able to smell the spicy, sweet scent of its profuse late summer blooms. It can be planted in a mixed shrub hedge or border. Tolerates drought well once established.

Garden Companions

Inkberry (Ilex glabra), Eastern Woodfern (Dryopteris marginalis)

Nature Benefits

• Birds and mammals eat the fruit.
• Flowers attract butterflies, bees, hummingbirds.

Native Habitat

Occurs in seashores, stream banks, wet woods.

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