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Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird'

Local name: Sweet Pepperbush or Summersweet

A recent variety, barely reaches heights above the 100 cm. Interesting about this shrub is the flowering period. Clethra flowers during the summer months, a period that only a few other shrubs use to flower. 'Hummingbird' flowers with a sea of white flower racemes that have an excessive scent. The scent produced is a sweet Syringa like scent. Attractive to bees. Clethra's prosper well on moist to wet soils.


Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird'
Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird'
Characteristics:

     

Height:
1 m

Flower color:
wit

Bloom time:
juli-augustus

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