Clethra arborea Aiton

Lily-of-the-Valley Tree

Small evergreen tree. Young shoots reddish, slightly hairy. Leaves to 12 cm long, oblanceolate, pointed, toothed, hairy, at least on the midrib be­low. Flowers with sepals oval, blunt; mostly spring to summer. Style bristly hairy below.


Evergreen robust tree.

Source: Spencer, R. (1997). Clethraceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Ericales
family       Clethraceae
genus        Clethra L.