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

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

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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

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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral steadycam3 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.

Neutral mystic 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.

Regional...

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

Williamsburg, Kentucky
Sylva, North Carolina



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