Sweet pepper bush

(Bot.) an American shrub (Clethra alnifolia), with racemes of fragrant white flowers; - called also white alder.

See also: Pepper

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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If you have acidic soil you might consider Clethra delavayi, the sweet pepper bush. This handsome deciduous shrub has beautiful scented lily of the valley-like flowers along the stems in midsummer.
Mountain mint, sunflowers, native holly, sweet pepper bush and goldenrod are all great for pollinators, Tallamy said.
For butterflies, he suggests bee balm, black-eyed susan, turtle-head, blazing star, solidago golden rod, ironweed, joe pyeweed, spice bush, rhododendron and sweet pepper bush.