Sweet Pepperbush

Clethra alnifolia



Medium size shrub of wetlands, swamps and sandy woods. Racemes of very fragrant, white flowers blossom July to August. 3 to 8 feet or larger in moist soil. Prefers wet or moist acidic soil but can grow in dry soils. Sun, partial shade, shade.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:Coastal Pepperbush, Alderleaf Pepperbush
Plant Family:Clethraceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Shrubs/Subshrub
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Bees, Birds, Hummingbirds, Butterflies
Bloom Time:Late July to early September
Fruit Timing:September and October
Global and State Rank:G5, S5
Commercially available landscape plant?No
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Clay, Sandy
Soil Moisture:Moist, Wet
Soil pH:Acidic
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Partial shade to shade
Light Range:Shade, Partial Shade
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Moist, Wet

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