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Arboretum: Summersweet Clethra

Summersweet Clethra

Clethra alnifolia


Native to eastern United States. Deciduous upright shrub to 8'. Often multi-stemmed. Showy yellow autumn color. Fragrant pink blooms in July. Prefers moist, acidic soil in full sun to partial shade. Avoid dry sites.

Family: Clethraceae
Type: Native
Origin: Eastern United States
Season: Spring

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