from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Sweet pepperbush.


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  • Lowland forest understory growth tends to be more varied than upland growth, with sheep laurel, stagger-bush, dangleberry, black huckleberry, and sweet pepperbush as prominent shrubs.

    Jacques Cousteau National Estuarine Research Reserve, New Jersey

  • On weekend days, Wallis and I ventured farther afield, to Peaked Hill, with its panoramic view atop the highest point on the island; over to the old Kings Highway, which tucks in behind Abel's Hill and winds north to Meetinghouse Road; up to Middle Road Sanctuary, where the huckleberries and sweet pepperbush perfume the forest. rss feed

  • Spring pruning stimulates vigorous new growth and greater flower production for butterfly bush, sweet pepperbush (clethra), "Peegee" and "Annabelle" hydrangea.

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