CLETHRA tomentosa 'Cottondale'

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

US species with long tapering racemes of flowers. Suckers are produced from the base of the plant to create a spreading clump
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  • Deciduous
    glossy, dark green leaves 8-10cm (3-4in) long turning yellow in autumn
  • White
  • Height
    2m (6½ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • Hardy - average winter
    Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

CLETHRA tomentosa 'Cottondale'

 
Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£27.50 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
plant size comparison icon 3 Litre
Large £45.00  

 

  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    Trouble free
    Place of origin
    USA. Garden origin
  • Flower Shape
    Bell/Lantern
    Bell-shaped flowers to 1cm (½in) across
    Racemes
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Serrulate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
    Oblong
    (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
    Summer
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Butterfly friendly
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