Another North American Native plants that's often found growing in wetland areas. Favored for its fragrant, spiky flower stalks. Summersweet is a good choice for areas that drain poorly. Also called the Sweet Pepper Bush.
- USDA Zones: 4 - 9
- Height: 5 - 8', Spacing: 4 - 6'
- Exposure: Full Sun / Partial Shade
- Bloom Season: Late spring
- Flower Color: White. Long racemes that stand above the foliage. Fragrant.
- Foliage: Green, Yellow in fall
- Growing Tips: Prefers moist, slightly acidic soil. Doesn't do well in hot, dry locations. Slow to establish, but easy growing afterwards. Blooms on new growth. Prune in late fall or early spring.
- Notes: Attractive to butterflies, hummingbirds and bees. Birds will eat the seedheads.