Alternate name: Cinnamon Clethra
Family: Clethraceae, Clethra view all from this family
Description A 12-20 ft., multi-stemmed shrub with exfoliating, red-brown bark. Dark-green foliage turns yellow-orange in fall. Dense, terminal, drooping spikes of white flowers are spicily perfumed and are followed by brown capsules which persist through winter.
Habitat Wooded mountain bluffs and ravines.
Range Mountains of Pennsylvania and West Virginia to extreme n. Georgia mountains.
Discussion No serious disease, insect or physiological problems. Often suckers.
Comments No serious disease, insect or physiological problems. Often suckers.
Exposure Preference Shade to partial sun.
Flower June - August
Native Distribution Mts. of Pennsylvania & West Virginia to extreme n. Georgia mts.
Site Preference Wooded mt. bluffs & ravines
Soil Preference Acid, rocky soils. pH 4.5-6.5.
Wildlife Value Intermediate.