Clethra

WGC Clethra Information

Clethra
Summersweet/ Sweet Pepper Bush

Planting:

Set out shrubs 5 to 6 feet apart to allow for ultimate spread. A location in sun or light shade, where the soil is moisture-retentive, enriched with organic matter and of slightly acid reaction is best. Perfect for seaside plantings.


Maintenance:

If pruning is desired – to attain a hedge effect, for example – plants may be pruned in the early spring. We recommend a summer mulch to conserve moisture and deep watering during periods of drought


Zones:

Zones 3-9