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Plant Name:

Coastal Sweetpepperbush

Scientific Name:

Clethra alnifolia


Coastal Sweetpepperbush is a deciduous shrub with fragrant white or pink flowers that bloom in summer. It has toothed, glossy leaves and grows in a dense, rounded form.


Coastal areas, wetlands, swamps


Coastal Sweetpepperbush attracts a variety of pollinators, including bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. The plant also provides cover and nesting sites for birds.

Growing Conditions:

Coastal Sweetpepperbush prefers moist to wet soils and full sun to part shade.


Coastal Sweetpepperbush is often used in native plant gardens and attracts pollinators. The flowers have a sweet, spicy fragrance.

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Fun Facts:

Coastal Sweetpepperbush is also known as "Summer Sweet" or "Pepper Bush". It is native to eastern North America.

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