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Clethra barbinervis /White Alder, Japanese Clethra

Clethra barbinervis   / Clethra barbinervis
Summer growth just before flowering
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Summer growth just before flowering

Foliage with emerging flower buds

Upright habit of growth as a small tree

Summer flowering

Mature tree at peak of flowering

Dark green foliage and white flowers

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Scientific Name: Clethra barbinervis
Common Name: White Alder, Japanese Clethra
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: The fragrant, white flowers attract butterflies and its polished, gray-brown exfoliating bark are attractions of this plant from Japan. Very attractive foliage. Produces attractive autumn color.