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Clethra alnifolia 'Creel's Calico Select'

Sweet Pepperbush

Plant Type:


Clethra alnifolia ‘Creel’s Calico Select’ – Through the years we have selected only the most variegated cuttings from our plants. In doing so this cultivar of Sweet Pepperbush is very variegated – lots of white stippling; and these shrubs demonstrate greater genetic stability with less of a tendency towards completely green stem reversions. Typical, fragrant white-spiked terminal flowers arise in mid-summer. Foliage usually picks up good yellow autumn tones. Older wood exfoliates. Seed pods remain atop stems for added moderate winter interest. Site ‘Creel’s Calico Select’ in mostly sunny to partly shaded exposure planted in moisture-retentive fertile soil. Established potted Sweet Pepperbush, cutting grown.


5-6 Ft


6-8 In


Item Description Price  
CLETACRE Clethra alnifolia 'Creel's Calico' select (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $28.00

Characteristics and Attributes for Clethra alnifolia 'Creel's Calico Select'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer / Late Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Interesting Bark

  • Exfoliating

Autumn Interest

  • Autumn Leaf Color

Nature Attraction

  • Honey Bees & Native Bees
  • Deer Resistant


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Mostly Sunny


  • Foundation
  • Shrub Border
  • Border
  • Hedgerow
  • Massing
  • Woodland
  • Natural Garden
  • Specimen
  • Wildlife Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Moist
  • Draining
  • Woodland
  • Fertile


  • Eastern North America

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown