Everything about this plant is late! It leafs out late, flowers late, turns fall color late and holds its fruit late into the following year’s growth cycle. The persistent fruits are a very useful identification feature and add to the winter interest of this plant.
Karren Wcisel, TreeTopics.com
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Clethra alnifolia, summersweet, clethra, sweet pepperbush, deciduous, shrub, flowering shrub, summer flowering shrub