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Clethra alnifolia

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Plant types and subtypes: Shrubs, Deciduous

Light Requirements: sun, part-sun, part-shade, shade

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: moist, wet

Soil Description: acid, rich, average, loam, clay, sand

Height: 6'-12'

Bloom Time: July, August

Bloom Color: white

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8

Additional Tags: attracts bees, attracts birds, attracts butterflies, berries, fall interest, fragrant flowers, pond margin plant, salt-spray tolerant, shade garden plant, showy fruit, stream margin plant

Flower of Clethra alnifolia (coastal sweetpepperbush)
  • Flower of Clethra alnifolia (coastal sweetpepperbush)
  • Flower of Clethra alnifolia (coastal sweetpepperbush)
  • Fall foliage of Clethra alnifolia (coastal sweetpepperbush)
  • Flower of Clethra alnifolia (coastal sweetpepperbush)

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Description

Clethra alnifolia

Also known as:

coastal sweetpepperbush

,

sweet pepper-bush

,

coastal sweet pepper-bush

,

summer sweet

Scientific Synonyms:

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, CT, DE, FL, GA, LA, MA, MD, ME, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Special Concern: ME
  • Threatened: TN

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Ericales
Family Clethraceae Clethra family
Genus Clethra sweetpepperbush
Species Clethra alnifolia coastal sweetpepperbush