Coastal sweetpepperbush

Flowers with a sweet cloying fragrance.
Common name : Coastal sweetpepperbush
Scientific name : Clethra alnifolia
Family : Clethraceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
Cold-sensitive
Cold-sensitive
Sun loving
Sun loving
C. alnifolia is a species commonly used as a shrub for natural gardens, alongside a stream or pond to delay erosion. Several cultivars have been selected for garden use, including ‘September Beauty’, 'Ruby Spice', with strongly pink flowers, and the dwarf 'Hummingbird’.

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Caracteristics

Exposition
Water needs
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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 10a
Height 150 - 200
pH 6 - 7

Plant my coastal sweetpepperbush

Plant preferably between September and the end of November or between March and the end of April, when the winter reserves are formed and the temperatures are not too low. Bury the roots a few centimeters so that the foliage is flush. Fill and pack well around the plant so as not to leave a pocket of air. Water copiously just after planting. If you are planting in a pot, use one whose volume corresponds to that of the plant, otherwise you will have to water it too often. You can use gravel at the bottom under mixture of soil, compost or compost for better drainage.

Water my coastal sweetpepperbush

Water regulary in the first weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !

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