Clethra are deciduous and evergreen shrubs and small trees grown for their fragrant white to yellow-white, cuplike flowers. Leaves are medium to dark green, alternate, simple, and finely to coarsely toothed. Clethra are suitable for a woodland garden or mixed border.
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Noteworthy CharacteristicsFragrant flowers
CareUnder glass, grow in acidic soil under bright filtered light. Outdoors, grow in slightly acidic soil in partial shade.
PropagationSow seed at 43° to 54°F in spring or autumn. Root greenwood cuttings in early summer.
ProblemsFungal dieback and root rot can occur.