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

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Clethra alnifolia

Family:

Clethraceae

Genus:

Clethra

Species:

alnifolia

Common Name:

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

Height:
6 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
4

Seed is Out of Stock: Fill in the quantity you Need: 
Choose the "Check Out "Button and enter your contact information: 
Sheffield's will email when it arrives:  no payment at this time. Thank you

  • Clethra alnifolia

Please select the quantity desired, and we will advise availability and price as soon as possible.
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...