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Clethra barbinervis
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Sold Out An unusual plant native to the wooded hills of China and Japan, Clethra barbinervis develops a richly coloured stem which slowly peels to reveal lavender, grey and cream bark. The leaves are pale green and can develop good red, orange and yellow tints in a crisp autumn.

In mid summer racemes of beautiful, fragrant, white flowers appear which are popular with insects and butterflies. A Clethra with year round interest once established.

Supplied Size: 2L / 3L pots (approx 3 years old, 30 - 40 cm tall)

  • Position: Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Fertile, acidic soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Flowering Period: July - August.
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Clethra barbinervis grows to be a medium sized shrub in most parts of the UK.
    • Height: 2 m (6 ft)
    • Spread: 2 m (6 ft)
  • Notes: Prune to remove dead or damaged stems in early spring.


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