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Clethra lanata

Classification

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

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 40 ft (12 m)

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

Features: Racemes of white flowers in summer

Uses: Tropical gardens Tubs

Zones: 9-11

Description: From southern Mexico to Panama, this tropical species is a 40 ft (12 m) tall tree. Its tough thick leaves are 6 in (15 cm) long, have sparsely toothed edges and are borne on branches that are a downy red-brown when young. Its white flowers open in summer

Growth Habit: Erect branching habit

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