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CLETHRA alnifolia

Commonly known as Summersweet, Sweet pepper bush, White alder

White scented species
Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - oval, mid-green leaves to 10cm (4in) long.
  • White
  • Height - 2.5m (8ft)
  • Spread - 2.5m (8ft)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - upright, suckering shrub
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Partial shade - or dappled shade.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - wildlife plant - insects, butterflies.
  • Pests & Diseases - none.
  • Place of origin - eastern USA.
  • Flower Shape - Bell/Lantern - - bell-shaped flowers to 1cm (½in) across
  • Racemes - dense, upright, terminal racemes to 15cm (6in) long
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers -
  • Seasonal Interest - Summer -
  • Soil Conditions - Acid / ericaceous loving -
  • Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich.
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Butterfly friendly
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2.5m (8ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2.5m (8ft)
 

Buy Varieties of CLETHRA alnifolia

CLETHRA alnifolia 'Pink Spires'

CLETHRA alnifolia 'Pink Spires'  >


Commonly known as: Summersweet, Sweet pepper bush, White alder.
Delicate pink form
£14.50 each

CLETHRA alnifolia 'Ruby Spice'  AWARD

CLETHRA alnifolia 'Ruby Spice'  >


Commonly known as: Summersweet, Sweet pepper bush, White alder.
Blue green foliage and rich pink flowers
£14.50 each
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Available again from summer 2020 - These plants are expected to be available sometime in summer.

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