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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.
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CLETHRA barbinervis

Commonly known as Japanese clethra

Long racemes of white flowers and good autumn colour
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£17.50 each

  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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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Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
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