University of Rhode Island

Clethra alnifolia

Sweet Pepperbush

Medium sized shrub with glossy green leaves. Fragrant white flowers in late summer. Spreads by suckering. Prefers moist acidic soil, part shade to full sun, tolerates salt, wet soil. Native to RI. 4-8' x 4-6'.

Image courtesy of Dr. Mark Brand, UCONN

Image courtesy of Dr. Mark Brand, UCONN

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