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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  >


Commonly known as: Summersweet, Sweet pepper bush, White alder.
White scented species
£15.50 each

CLETHRA alnifolia 'Pink Spires'

CLETHRA alnifolia 'Pink Spires'  >


Commonly known as: Summersweet, Sweet pepper bush, White alder.
Delicate pink form
£14.50 each

CLETHRA alnifolia 'Ruby Spice'  AWARD

CLETHRA alnifolia 'Ruby Spice'  >


Commonly known as: Summersweet, Sweet pepper bush, White alder.
Blue green foliage and rich pink flowers
£14.50 each

CLETHRA delavayi

CLETHRA delavayi  >


Commonly known as: Summersweet, Sweet pepper bush.
White flowers from pink buds in dense terminal racemes from late summer to autumn
£15.00 each

CLETHRA pringlei

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
£16.00 each

CLETHRA tomentosa 'Cottondale'

CLETHRA tomentosa 'Cottondale'  >


Commonly known as: Summer sweet, Sweet pepper bush, White alder.
A US species with long tapering racemes of flowers. Suckers are produced from the base of the plant to create a spreading clump
£22.50 each

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