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Clethra barbinervis

Description

This dense oval shrub prefers partial shade as well as moist, organically rich, acidic, and well-drained soil. 

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Dwarf'
Tags:
#fragrant#white#deciduous#fall color#partial shade#summer#interesting bark#white flowers#shrub#winter interest#summer flowers#bronze leaves#maroon leaves#symphony#round#red fall color
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Dwarf'
Tags:
#fragrant#white#deciduous#fall color#partial shade#summer#interesting bark#white flowers#shrub#winter interest#summer flowers#bronze leaves#maroon leaves#symphony#round#red fall color
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Clethra
    Species:
    barbinervis
    Family:
    Clethraceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    China to Japan
    Dimensions:
    Height: 10 ft. 0 in. - 18 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 10 ft. 0 in. - 15 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Oval
    Rounded
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Margin:
    Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    This plant has simple, sharply serrated, lustrous, and dark green leaves which are 2"-5" long and tend to be clustered at ends of branches. The leaves are bronze-red to maroon in the fall.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Light Brown
    Red/Burgundy
    Surface/Attachment:
    Peeling
    Smooth
    Bark Description:
    Smooth, polished brown to cinnamon bark that peels.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Winter Garden