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Clethra barbinervis 'Takeda Nishiki'
Clethra barbinervis 'Takeda Nishiki'
Clethra barbinervis 'Takeda Nishiki'
Clethra barbinervis 'Takeda Nishiki'

Clethra barbinervis 'Takeda Nishiki'

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Takeda Nishiki Japanese Summersweet . This has to be one of the more spectacular variegated woody plants in existence with its splashed white variegation. Or it may be better put as a white splashed green, as there seems to be more white than green. It will produce the same gracefully drooping fragrant white racemes starting here in late spring through summer, but not in the abundance of the species. One could probably only expect this cultivar to get to 10 ft. or so in height. Here in the Deep South it performs best in part shade; whereas, further north it will tolerate more sun. It does prefer uniform moisture because it will not tolerate extended periods of drought. As it ages, the trunk develops the same exfoliating bark of the species which adds much winter interest. Limited. The last picture is courtesy of Mike Chelednik.

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