Summer-sweet, Sweet Pepper Bush, Coastal Sweetpepperbush, Summer Sweet, Summersweet Clethra Clethra alnifolia

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Botanical Name:

Clethra alnifolia

Family:

Clethraceae

Genus:

Clethra

Species:

alnifolia

Common Name:

Summer-sweet, Sweet Pepper Bush, Coastal Sweetpepperbush, Summer Sweet, Summersweet Clethra

Lot#:
020916
Seeds Per Pound:
2,433,440
Quantity:
0.03 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
54
Germination:
30%
Germination Test Type:
estimate
Purity:
80%
Height:
6 feet
Collection Locale:
MA
Crop Year:
2002
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
4
In Stock: 0.03 lb
Prices
  • CLETHRA alnifolia

Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
4.95
Growing Info:
Scarification: none required.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: sow seed, cover lightly, keep moist, Germ. within 1 to 3 mos. at 13 c.
In a Nutshell:
* An oval shrub with pleasing dark green leaves and very fragrant white flowers in upright terminal racemes in late summer; does well in heavy shade; yellow or golden brown fall color; may expand by suckering to form colonies; likes moist soil.
* The plants tolerate clipping and make an attractive informal hedge.
* The stalk of the blossom is used as a soap substitute. more...
* Clethra alnifolia ( Sweet Pepperbush , Anne Bidwell or Summersweet ), is a flowering plant in the genus Clethra , native to eastern North America from southern Nova Scotia and Maine south to northern Florida , and west to eastern Texas . more...