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Clethra macrophylla/Mexican Clethra

Clethra macrophylla / Clethra macrophylla
Remnants of flowers in late summer on this large shrub in a woodland setting
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Remnants of flowers in late summer on this large shrub in a woodland setting

Close-up of floral units

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Scientific Name: Clethra macrophylla
Common Name: Mexican Clethra
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: 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:
No
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Comments: This is a little known clethra that produces an abundance of flowers in early summer and has interesting autumn foliage color. Well adapted for naturalistic sites. Good understory species.