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Sweet Pepperbush

sweet pepperbush

Common Name: Sweet Pepperbush

Botanical Name: Clethra alnifolia

Plant Type: Shrub

Plant Size: 2-3 feet

Typical Bloom Time: July to August

Small, bell-shaped, fragrant white or pink flowers bloom in dense, upright or drooping groups on this deciduous shrub. Its oval, mid-green leaves turn yellow in autumn.

Park Locations

Cherry Hill

Mid-Park at 72nd Street, west of Bethesda Terrace

The Ramble

Mid-Park from 73rd - 79th Streets

North Woods

Mid-Park at the Ravine from 101st to 110th Street