sweet pepperbush


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sweet pepperbush

n.
A deciduous shrub (Clethra alnifolia) growing in moist ground from Maine to Texas and having long racemes of small fragrant white or pink flowers. Also called summersweet.
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Noun1.sweet pepperbush - shrub of eastern and southern coastal United States having beautiful racemes of spice-scented white flowerssweet pepperbush - shrub of eastern and southern coastal United States having beautiful racemes of spice-scented white flowers
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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The adults nectar from flowers including fogfruit, salt marsh fleabane, blue mistflower, thistle, verbena, red clover, and sweet pepperbush. Due to the favorable climatic conditions of the area, there are likely several broods from March through November.
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.
Maple-leaved viburnum and sweet pepperbush should be chest-high and loaded with fruit.