Clethra


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Noun1.Clethra - type and sole genus of the ClethraceaeClethra - type and sole genus of the Clethraceae; deciduous shrubs or small trees: white alder, summer-sweet
dicot genus, magnoliopsid genus - genus of flowering plants having two cotyledons (embryonic leaves) in the seed which usually appear at germination
Clethraceae, family Clethraceae, white-alder family - coextensive with the genus Clethra
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They are Clethra (known as Summersweet), "Hummingbird" variety, with a maximum height of 3 feet; Itea (known as Virginia Sweetspire), a flowering shrub; and Inkberry Holly, large and dwarf versions, producing a lot of red berries in winter.
In lower places, the main elements of the forest are species of Matudaea, Inga, Clethra, Liquidambar, Pithecolobium, Ilez, Podocarpus, Osmanthus, Decrela and Olmediella (Miranda 1975).
Butterfly weeds are edging out delphiniums, clethra is hobnobbing with flowering dogwood, and sunflower is strutting like a prima donna.
Clethra alnifolia The sweet pepper bush needs acidic soil and features small white fragrant flowers.
obtusata, Pinus pseudostrobus, Clethra mexicana, Cornus disciflora, Styrax ramirezii, Symplocos prionophylla, and Ternstroemia pringlei.
In the arboretum are the Chilean lantern trees with its luminous cone-shaped flowers, sweet pepperbush clethra alnifolia whose scented flowers are a big draw for bees, and grevillea rosmarinifolia.
The shrub layer is dense, with Cyrilla racemiflora, Leucotheo axillaris, Lyonia lucida, Lyonia ligustrina, Clethra alnifolia, Cliftonia monophylla, Ilex glabra, Persea palustris, Viburnum nudum, and Azalea uiscosum.
The armchair traveler will relish the quotes from his travel journal which introduce each chapter; the horticulturalist and gardener will be caught up in the main text, which describes the origins and hybrids of an array of perennials, including Azara, Buddleja, Clethra, Daphne, Illicium, Itea, and Sassafras.
Of the 30 plants in the winter-irrigated plot, Thuja occidentalis, Magnolia virginiana, Clethra alnifolia and Itea virginiana had an average decrease in total growth as a result of stem death or grazing by animals.