Clethra delavayi Franch.
Clethra delavayi is a shrub.
Clethra delavayi was described in 1895 by Adrien René Franchet. The name is considered as validly published.
The shrubs grow to a height of approximately 4 meters.
Wood and Bark
Clethra delavayi is a decidious plant with simple leaves. The leaves are arranged opposite one another. They are dark green and lanceolate with toothed margins.
Flowers and Fruit
The scented flowers are cup-shaped. The plants bloom from July to August. They are arranged in racemes.
The fruits are loculicidal capsules.
Clethra delavayi is native to west China.
Clethra delavayi prefers a half schady site and can withstand temperatures down to -28,2º C. It grows best in soils that are moist.
Varities and Cultivars
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Pests and Diseases
Man and Clethra delavayi
Clethra delavayi in art
- Walter Erhardt, Erich Götz, Nils Bödeker, Siegmund Seybold: Der große Zander. Eugen Ulmer KG, Stuttgart 2008, ISBN 978-3-8001-5406-7. (Ger.)
- Christoper Brickell (Editor-in-chief): RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. Third edition. Dorling Kindersley, London 2003, ISBN 0-7513-3738-2.
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