CLETHRA

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).

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    And evergreen trees and shrubs. Grown for their fragrant, bell- to cup-shaped flowers.
  • Partial shade
    Or dappled shade.
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Good for a woodland garden.
    Pests & Diseases
    None.
    Place of origin
    Eastern Asia and North America - one species from Madeira.
  • Soil Conditions
    Acid / ericaceous loving
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus- rich.
  • Wildlife
    Butterfly friendly

Buy Varieties of CLETHRA

CLETHRA alnifolia

CLETHRA alnifolia

Summersweet, Sweet pepper bush, White alder

white scented species

 
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£15.50 each 
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CLETHRA alnifolia 'Pink Spires'

CLETHRA alnifolia 'Pink Spires'

Summersweet, Sweet pepper bush, White alder

delicate pink form

 
£15.50 each 
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Not available until May 2022 -
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CLETHRA alnifolia 'Ruby Spice'

CLETHRA alnifolia 'Ruby Spice'

Summersweet, Sweet pepper bush, White alder

blue green foliage and rich pink flowers

 
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£15.50 each 
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CLETHRA barbinervis

CLETHRA barbinervis

Japanese clethra

long racemes of white flowers and good autumn colour

 
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£27.50 each 
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Large
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£45.00 each 
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CLETHRA delavayi

CLETHRA delavayi

Summersweet, Sweet pepper bush

white flowers from pink buds in dense terminal racemes from late summer to autumn

 
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£16.00 each 
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CLETHRA pringlei

CLETHRA pringlei

Summer sweet, Sweet pepper bush, White alder

semi-evergreen and preferring a warm site this USA species has long racemes of cinnamon scented flowers

 
£17.50 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
CLETHRA tomentosa 'Cottondale'

CLETHRA tomentosa 'Cottondale'

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

 
£27.50 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Large
£45.00  

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