- Common Name(s):
- Cinnamonbark clethra, Mountain pepperbush
- Native Plants, Shrubs
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. This plant is resistant to damage by deer.
- 8-20 ft.
- Medium to dark green, alternate, simple leaves; 3 to 6 in. long; pubescent below; gold fall foliage
- 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
- 6 to 7
- Sun to partial shade; prefers moist, well-drained soil
- Dense oval; rounded top; often suckers to form a colony
- Sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soil
- Twisted racemes of white lily of-the-valley like flowers in early summer; flowers open from the base to the tip; fragrant
NCCES plant id: 464