September Beauty Summersweet
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September Beauty Summersweet shrubs (Clethra alnifolia 'September Beauty') acquired their name because they bloom during the month of September, which is weeks after all other sumersweet shrubs bloom.

Up to 10 feet tall
Flowers, Fruit, Foliage
Tiny, white, fragrant flowers grow in upright racemes and bloom in early autumn. The fruit are dry, dark brown, rounded seed capsules. Lustrous, dark green, serrated leaves fade to shades of yellow and brown in autumn months.
Pests & Diseases
None serious
Landscape Use
Excellent in natural areas, borders, and mass plantings
Care Practices
Plant in moist, acidic soil in an area with any sun-shade combo. These shrubs are moderately cold hardy and can tolerate high temperatures, wet conditions, and salinity, but they do not tolerate drought. Regularly prune suckers.
Native Range
Eastern United States from Maine to Florida