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Clethra Sweet Pepperbush

Clethra Sweet Pepperbush

Regular price $58.00 USD
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Sweet pepperbush, is a deciduous shrub in the Clethraceae family.  It may grow to 5 to 10 feet. and often spreads into mounded clumps. The leaves are alternate with a finely toothed margin. The bark is gray and loosely striped. Small, white flowers occurring in dense clusters on long 3 to 6 inch terminal spikes mature in late summer. The flowers produce high quality nectar and pollen that supports hummingbirds, butterflies, bees and other pollinators. The shrub produces a brown, dry capsule that matures in the fall and provides seed to birds during the winter. Sweet Pepperbush are unique among flowering shrubs because they bloom in shady locations in late summer when few other shrubs are in bloom.
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