$15.00 – $30.00
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
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.