Common Name: Sweet Pepperbush

  • Habit: Shrub
  • Light: Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun), Full Sun (5+ hrs. direct sun)
  • Water Needs:  Average, Moist, Wet
  • Height: 5-8′
  • Flower: White, Jun-Aug.
  • Fruit: Small brown seed capsules follow flowers
  • Fall Color: Yes
  • Natural Habitat: Bog, Floodplain/Marsh, Riparian

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Clethra alnifolia, also known as Sweet Pepperbush or Summersweet, is a deciduous shrub that grows 5-10ft tall. Small, white, fragrant flowers are produced in 2-6” spikes. These flowers bloom from July to August and are very attractive to various pollinators. This shrub prefers moist to wet, acidic soils and full sun to partial shade.

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