Sweet Pepperbush (Clethra alnifolia 'September Beauty')

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 4-5ft
Plant Spread: 2-3ft
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Other: Toothed, ovate-oblong, glossy dark green leaves (to 4" long) turn a variable but generally attractive yellow/golden brown in fall.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Creamy white
Flower Time: Other: Sepember to October
Uses: Provides winter interest
Erosion control
Water gardens
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Pollinators: Bees

Autumn color

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