Clethra accuminata /Mountain Pepperbush

Clethra accuminata     / Clethra accuminata
Foliage and spikes of creamy-white flowers in summer
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Foliage and spikes of creamy-white flowers in summer

Off-white flower spikes and foliage

Close-up of flowers

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Scientific Name: Clethra accuminata
Common Name: Mountain Pepperbush
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This is an interesting deciduous shrub that is well adapted for naturalistic sites. It blooms fairly well as an understory species. Especially nica as a summer flowering shrub, blooming at a time when few other shrubs are in flower.