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Clethra barbinervis

Common Name(s):
Japanese clethra, Tree clethra
Cultivar(s):
Dwarf
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Smooth, polished brown to cinnamon bark that peels; dislikes summer heat and drought

Height:
10-18 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple, sharply serrated, lustrous, dark green leaves; 2-5 in. long; tend to be clustered at ends of branches; bronze-red to maroon fall color
Flower:
0.3-in. white flower on 4-6 in. panicle in mid to late summer; mild fragrance
Zones:
5 to 7
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Partial shade to shade; moist, organically rich, acidic, well-drained soil
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Dense oval; rounded top
Tags:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 1503

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