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Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird'


Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird'

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
Bushy deciduous shrub bearing creamy white, deliciously spicy clove-scented flowers in dense, upright spikes in summer. Attrachs bees to the garden. Flowers mature to spikes of dark brown capsules that provide winter interest. Its oval, glossy dark green leaves turn a pleasant yellow in autumn. Prefers a sheltered site where it will not dry out. Hardy.

 
Genus
Clethra
Species   alnifolia
Cultivar   'Hummingbird'

Common name
Sweet pepper bush

Family name
Clethraceae
Place of origin
North American


DETAILS
Height
1.5 m
Width
1.5 m
(expected growth in average NZ conditions in 5 to 10 years)
Leaves
Deciduous

Soil Type
Grows in most soil types / Prefers acidic / lime-free soil. / Prefers good loamy soil

Moisture
Prefers moist soil

Exposure
Frost hardy / Grows in part or full shade. / Prefers a cool climate

Enthusiast / Magnificent / Sanctuary / Whimsical

Shrubs

Category
Large, over 3 metres.
Availability
We have this currently available in a POT 2.5 container. Ask for it at your retailer.
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