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Common White Alder 'Hummingbird'

Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird'

Also known as

Sweet Pepper Bush 'Hummingbird', Summersweet 'Hummingbird'

Clethra alnifolia Hummingbird kz2 by Krzysztof Ziarnek, Kenraiz (CC BY-SA 4.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

1.5m

1m

Min

1m

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

More images of Common White Alder 'Hummingbird'

A Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird' plant
A close up of a flower garden

Common White Alder 'Hummingbird' Overview

Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird' is a deciduous shrub cultivar from the Theaceae family. This cultivar has a compact habit and typically reches 1.2m in height. Commonly known by the names Common White Alder 'Hummingbird' and Sweet Pepper Bush 'Hummingbird'. Foliage is glossy and coloured dark green, displaying attractive yellow autumn colouration. In summer, white flowers are borne in feathery spikes, they have a clove scent.

How to propagate Common White Alder 'Hummingbird'

Suckers

Layering

Cuttings

Special features of Common White Alder 'Hummingbird'

Attractive flowers

Autumn colour