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Clethra fargesii

Description

This wonderful plant has a smooth, polished brown to cinnamon bark that peels and, like many, dislikes summer heat and drought seasons. Its delicate flowers look like they are caterpillars reaching out to the sun. They are a reminder of victorian-looking gardens and walks through stately homes and gardens. This plant will add a delight to your garden and will have everyone looking at the beauty that this plant brings to all who cherish this wonderful plant. This beauty attracts butterflies and bees and will have them singing its melody of charm, as it brings joy to your garden for years to come.

 The plant has sharply serrated, lustrous, and dark green leaves that are 2-5 inches long. They tend to be clustered at ends of branches and are a bronze-red to maroon fall color which will be a lovely addition to your garden.

This plant has white flowers on 5-7 inch panicle in mid to late summer and likes partial shade. Having moist, organically rich, acidic, and well-drained soil will indeed make it a happy camper in your garden.

 

Cultivars:
Tags:
#bees#white#butterflies#deciduous#fall color#partial shade#summer#white flowers#shrub#summer flowers#bronze leaves#victorian#maroon leaves#shrubs#butterfly garden#red fall color#stately homes#symphony#victorian garden
Cultivars:
Tags:
#bees#white#butterflies#deciduous#fall color#partial shade#summer#white flowers#shrub#summer flowers#bronze leaves#victorian#maroon leaves#shrubs#butterfly garden#red fall color#stately homes#symphony#victorian garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Clethra
    Species:
    fargesii
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    China
    Wildlife Value:
    This beauty attracts butterflies and bees and will have them singing its melody of charm, as it brings joy to your garden for years to come.
    Play Value:
    Wildlife Enhancement
  • 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 Inflorescence:
    Panicle
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    This plant has white flowers on 5-7 inch panicle in mid to late summer.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    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:
    The plant has sharply serrated, simple, lustrous, and dark green leaves that are 2-5 inches long. They tend to be clustered at ends of branches and are a bronze-red to maroon fall color which will be a lovely addition to your garden.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Light Brown
    Red/Burgundy
    Surface/Attachment:
    Peeling
    Smooth
    Bark Description:
    This wonderful plant has a smooth, polished brown to cinnamon bark that peels.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Pollinators