Clethra alnifolia 'Mrs. Campbell'

Sweet Pepperbush

Plant Type:


Clethra alnifolia 'Mrs. Campbell' - The distinguishing feature of 'Mrs. Campbell' is that flowers are openly branched standing an average of 7 inches tall. The gestalt of the branched spikes is large, open and airy as compared to the inflorescence of 'Anne Bidwell' which is composed of quite vertical, densely set stems; the inflorescence is strikingly large as compared to the straight species. The white summer spikes emit a sweet spicy fragrance on this selected Sweet Pepperbush. The glossy foliage is an attractive medium-dark green foliage turning a respectable bright yellow to golden yellow in autumn. Dried inflorescence hold in the winter landscape providing a bit of embroidery atop the shrub. Stems are attractive. Selected in Virginia. Established potted Sweet Pepperbush from cutting.


5-6 ft


6-8 in


Item Description Price  
CLETACAM Clethra alnifolia 'Mrs. Campbell' (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - true 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $26.00

Characteristics and Attributes for Clethra alnifolia 'Mrs. Campbell'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Interesting Bark

  • Exfoliating

Autumn Interest

  • Autumn Leaf Color

Nature Attraction

  • Honey Bees & Native Bees
  • Deer Resistant
  • Butterflies


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Full Sun


  • Shrub Border
  • Hedgerow
  • Edging
  • Grouping
  • Natural Garden
  • Fragrant
  • Wildlife Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Draining
  • Fertile


  • Eastern North America

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown