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Sweet Pepperbush (Summersweet)
Clethra alnifolia

The flowers of this shrub have a sweet-spicy fragrance.

• Family: White Alder (Clethraceae)
• Habitat: wet, sandy soil in swamps and woods
• Height: 3-10 feet
• Flower size: 1/4 inch across, in clusters 2-3 inches high
• Flower color: white
• Flowering time: July to September
• Origin: native

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Clethra alnifolia
Clethra alnifolia
Clethra alnifolia

Last updated November 13, 2005. © 2005 Connecticut Botanical Society. All rights reserved.