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CLETHRA barbinervis

Commonly known as Japanese clethra

Long racemes of white flowers and good autumn colour
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Oval, dark-green leaves to 12cm (5in) long with prominent veins.Turns yellow and red in autumn.
  • White
  • Height
    3m (10ft)
  • Spread
    3m (10ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Upright shrub with peeling bark when mature
  • 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.

CLETHRA barbinervis

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - insects, butterflies.
    Ornamental bark
    Pests & Diseases
    None.
    Place of origin
    Eastern China to Japan.
  • Flower Shape
    Bell/Lantern
    Bell-shaped flowers to 1cm (½in) across
    Racemes
    Arching, terminal racemes to 15cm (6in) long
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Serrulate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
    Obovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
  • Soil Conditions
    Acid / ericaceous loving
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich.
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Butterfly friendly
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3m (10ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3m (10ft)
 

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