About Clethra Alnifolia
Sweet pepperbush is a deciduous shrub that may grow to 5 to 10 feet. It is native to eastern North America from Maine south to Florida and west to Texas. Small, white flowers occur in dense clusters on long 3 to 6 inch terminal spikes mature in late summer. The flowers produce high quality nectar and pollen that supports hummingbirds, butterflies, bees and other pollinators.
Also known as
Coastal Sweet Pepperbush, Coastal Sweet Pepperbush, Coastal sweetpepperbush and Summersweet
How to care for Clethra Alnifolia
Clethra Alnifolia needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Clethra Alnifolia love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Clethra Alnifolia does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Clethra Alnifolia after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.