Planted tree in lawn below homestead; flowering
Self-established seedling on Cyathea medullaris trunk beside driveway into homestead; planted tree in lawn nearby. Possibly the 1st record of Clethra arborea as an adventive species in NZ; CHR 616241, 4 June 2011
25 Mar 2015.
Batsto Village, Burlington Co, NJ.
Found in pine barrens.
Clethra is a genus of between 30-70 species of flowering shrubs or small trees. It is one of two genera in the family Clethraceae (the other being Purdiaea). The species may be evergreen or deciduous, and all bear flowers in clusters or inflorescences.