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CLETHRA alnifolia 'Pink Spires'

Commonly known as Summersweet, Sweet pepper bush, White alder

Delicate pink form
Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - oval, mid-green leaves to 10cm (4in) long
  • Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
  • Height - 2.5m (8ft)
  • Spread - 2.5m (8ft)
  • Tall Shrub - upright, suckering shrub. Produces bell-shaped flowers to 1cm (½in) across in dense, upright, terminal panicles.
  • 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
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - eastern United States
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • 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)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2.5m (8ft)
 

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