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Clethra acuminata

Common Name(s):
Cinnamonbark clethra, Mountain pepperbush
Categories:
Native Plants, Shrubs
Comment:

Medium green leaves; more upright than C. alnifolia; gold fall foliage; pinkish-gold to cinnamon red exfoliating bark; attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds; seeds attract birds; native to southeastern US

Height:
8-20 ft.
Foliage:
Medium to dark green, alternate, simple leaves; 3 to 6 in. long; pubescent below; gold fall foliage
Flower:
Twisted, 3-8 in. racemes of white, lily-of-the-valley-like flowers in early summer; flowers open from the base to the tip; fragrant
Zones:
6 to 7
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; prefers moist, well-drained soil
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Dense oval; rounded top; often suckers to form a colony
Exposure:
Sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soil
Fruit:
Twisted racemes of white lily of-the-valley like flowers in early summer; flowers open from the base to the tip; fragrant
Tags:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 464

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