Tagged as: Four Season Landscape, Butterflies, Intermediate Sized, Plants for Shady Sites, Plants Tolerant of Wet Sites, Salt-Tolerant Trees and Shrubs, Summer-Flowering Trees & Shrubs, Trees and Shrubs That Attract Birds
Botanical Name: Clethra alnifolia
Common Name: Summersweet Clethra
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Height: 6-8' Spread: 4-6' Habit/Form: Oval to rounded Growth Rate: Slow/Medium
Cultural Requirements: Sun to shade; prefers moist (to wet) acidic soil high in organic matter; salt tolerant
Ornamental Characteristics: Fragrant, white flowers in late summer; yellow fall color.
Nectar Source/Butterflies Attracted: Wide variety including Swallowtails
Birds Attracted: Songbirds, including robin, goldfinch, and warblers
Plant Appeal for Birds: Seeds persist through winter
Spring Qualities (April & May): Medium green leaves
Summer Qualities (June-August): Spiky white or pink fragrant flowers in July*
Fall Qualities (Sept-early Nov):Golden yellow fall color*
Winter Qualities (Mid-Nov-Mar): Interesting, delicate dried seed capsules, persistent throughout winter*
Aerial Salt Tolerance: Highest degree of salt tolerance; use in most exposed areas
Plant tolerant of flooded areas for extended periods of time.
- Common Winterberry 74%
Botanical name: Ilex verticillata*Common name: Common Winterberry Updated 10/2012 Form Leaf Fruit Bark Click an image to enlarge.Height: 6-10' Spread:...
- Bayberry 62%
Botanical Name: Myrica pensylvanica Common Name: Bayberry Updated 11/2012 Form Winter form Flower Fruit Fruit in winter Bark Click an image to...
- Cornelian-cherry Dogwood 62%
Botanical Name: Cornus mas Common Name: Cornelian-cherry Dogwood Updated 3/2012 Click on an image to enlarge form flowers fruits Height: 20-25' Spread: 15-20' Habit/Form: Oval, multi-trunked tree Growth Rate: Slow...
- Pagoda Dogwood 49%
Botanical Name: Cornus alternifoliaCommon Name: Pagoda Dogwood Upated 3/2012 Click on an image to enlarge form flowers fall color Height: 15-25' Spread: 20-25' Habit/Form: Oval, most commonly found as...
- River Birch 49%
Botanical Name: Betula nigraCommon Name: River Birch* Updated 2/2012 Click on an image to enlarge. Form Winter form Leaf Bark Height: 40-70' Spread: 40-60' Habit/Form:...
- Buttonbush 49%
Botanical Name: Cephalanthus occidentalis* Common Name: Buttonbush Updated 2/2012 Click image to enlarge form leaf fruit trunk Height: 6-12' Spread: 12-18' Habit/Form: Upright...