Tag Archives: Clethra alnifolia

Native Alternatives to Overused Foundation Plants, Part II

In Part I of this article, posted last week, we presented alternatives to some traditional foundation shrubs that are considered invasive in Arlington County and the City of Alexandria. In Part II, we consider alternatives to other overused non-native shrubs. Continue reading

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Gifts of Fragrance in the Early Spring Garden 

Gifts of Fragrance in the Early Spring Garden

How often do we miss things because we are just too busy to “slow down and smell the flowers?” Continue reading

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SHRUB: Clethra alnifolia (Sweet Pepperbush, Summersweet)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic

Summer sweet and spicy is the pleasant fragrance of this pollinator magnet that naturalizes readily in shady, damp places as well as coastal landscapes. Continue reading

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