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CLETHRA pringlei

Commonly known as Summer sweet, Summer sweet, Sweet pepper bush, White alder

Semi-evergreen and preferring a warm site this USA species has long racemes of cinnamon scented flowers
Further Reading....

  • Semi-evergreen - Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well. - oval, mid green leaves to 10cm (4in) long
  • White
  • Height - 2.5-3.5m (8-12ft)
  • Spread - 1.2-2m (4-6½ft)
  • Tall Shrub - or small tree. Produces long racemes of flowers from the stem tips
  • Half hardy - unheated greenhouse / mild winter - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK except in severe winters and a risk from sudden (early) frosts. May be hardy elsewhere with wall shelter or good micro-climate. Likely to be damaged or killed in cold winters. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -5°C (23°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - wildlife plant - insects
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - Mexico
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers
  • Soil Conditions - Acid / ericaceous loving
  • Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich.
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly
  • Butterfly friendly
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2.5-3.5m (8-12ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  1.2-2m (4-6½ft)
 

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