Mountain Pepperbush, Mountain Clethra, Cinnamon-bark Clethra
Clethra acuminata

Family: Clethraceae
Genus: Clethra (KLEE-thra) (Info)
Species: acuminata (ah-kew-min-AY-tuh) (Info)

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Variegated

Chartreuse/Yellow

Burgundy

Veined

Good Fall Color

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:

5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Williamsburg, Kentucky

Sylva, North Carolina

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jan 16, 2011, steadycam3 from Houston Heights, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

occurs naturally from PA to GA in rich woods and river banks near the appalachians. Gold leaves mottled with red and with red veins gives great fall color.

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On Sep 3, 2001, mystic from Ewing, KY (Zone 6a) wrote:

This is a suckering shrub that can get up to 12 feet tall with cinnamon brown bark.Has fragrant,white lily of-the-valley like flowers in early summer with medium green leaves turning to yellow in the fall.Is known to attract hummingbirds.