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      Clethra alnifolia
    Summersweet ( Sweet Pepperbush )
       Deciduous Shrub
HEIGHT:3 - 8 feet
SPREAD:4 - 6 feet
DISTINCTIONS:Upright spikes of white flowers in summer, fragrant; decorative seed pods; yellow to orange fall color; tolerates salt, wet soils and shade; good in acid soils.
LIMITATIONS:Susceptible to spider mites on dry sites; can sucker and colonize.
HARDINESS:SC, SE (Zone 4)
ORIGIN:Eastern United States
CULTIVARS:‘Compacta’ and ‘Hummingbird’ compact forms to 3’ high.; ‘Pink Spires’ and ‘Ruby Spice’ pink and rose colored flowers.
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