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Other common names
sweet pepper bush panicled white alder
Clethra alnifolia var. paniculata Clethra paniculata
Clethra can be deciduous or evergreen trees or shrubs, sometimes with attractive bark, with simple leaves and small, fragrant, usually white, bell-shaped flowers in racemes or panicles
'Paniculata' is a bushy deciduous medium-sized shrub with finely-toothed, obovate leaves, and small fragrant white flowers in panicles at the shoot-tips
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or South-facing or East-facing or West-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Clay, Sand
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moist, acidic soils in a sheltered position in partial shade or shade
Propagate by seed or softwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 1
Pests Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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