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Clethra arborea


Order: Ericales
   Family: Clethraceae
            Genus: Clethra
                        Specie: Clethra arborea

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 25 ft (8 m)

Cultivation: Moist, well-drained, lime-free soil in dappled shade

Features: Terminal panicles of white scented flowers

Uses: Shaded sites Woodland gardens Specimen shrub Flower contrast

Zones: 9-10

Description: This large shrub or small tree from Madeira is densely foliaged and grows to 25 ft (8 m) in height. The flowers, borne in long terminal panicles, are white and scented. It needs mild conditions to thrive. ?Flora Plena? has double flowers. ZONES 9?1

Growth Habit: Spreading conical habit

Comments: Cultivars available

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