SHRUB: Clethra alnifolia (Sweet Pepperbush, Summersweet)

Clethra alnifolia, Sweet Pepper Bush, Summersweet

Clethra alnifolia, Sweet Pepperbush, Summersweet
Photo © Mary Free

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Summer sweet and spicy is the pleasant fragrance of this pollinator magnate. This tall shrub, common in the Coastal Plain of the Mid-Atlantic Region, naturalizes readily in shady, damp places as well as coastal landscapes. Though not native to NoVA, it grows well in cultivation here.

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