CLETHRA delavayi

Commonly known as Summersweet, Sweet pepper bush

White flowers from pink buds in dense terminal racemes from late summer to autumn
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    rich, blue-green leaves to 15cm (6in) long.
  • White
  • Height
    4m (13ft)
  • Spread
    4m (13ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Erect shrub with arching shoots
  • 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 delavayi

 
Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£16.00 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - insects, butterflies.
    Pests & Diseases
    None.
    Place of origin
    Western China.
  • Flower Shape
    Cup-shaped
    Nodding, cup-shaped flowers 2cm (¾in) across
    Racemes
    Dense, terminal racemes to 25cm (10in) long
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Serrulate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate
    (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
  • Seasonal Interest
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Acid / ericaceous loving
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich.
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Butterfly friendly
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4m (13ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  4m (13ft)
 

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