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Commonly known as Summer sweet, Sweet pepper bush, White alder
The fruit which gives this shub its common name though pepper-like is not suitable for culinary use.
Genus of more than 60 species of deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs, from woodland, swamps and rocky places in eastern Asia and North America, with one species from Madeira (C. arborea).
DeciduousAnd evergreen trees and shrubs. Grown for their fragrant, bell- to cup-shaped flowers.
Partial shadeOr dappled shade.
Additional FeaturesGood to knowGood for a woodland garden.Pests & DiseasesNone.Place of originEastern Asia and North America - one species from Madeira.
Soil ConditionsAcid / ericaceous lovingFertile moist well-drained soilHumus- rich.
Buy Varieties of CLETHRA
white scented species
delicate pink form
blue green foliage and rich pink flowers
long racemes of white flowers and good autumn colour
white flowers from pink buds in dense terminal racemes from late summer to autumn
semi-evergreen and preferring a warm site this USA species has long racemes of cinnamon scented flowers
US species with long tapering racemes of flowers. Suckers are produced from the base of the plant to create a spreading clump