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Ruby Spice Clethra alnifolia Summersweet Shrub
Fragrant Blooms and Lovely Fall Color!
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Ruby Spice Clethra alnifolia Summersweet Shrub

2-Quart
Item # 46281
$18.95
Buy 3+ at $17.95
Buy 6+ at $16.95
Trade Gallon (3qt)
Item # 46709
$24.95
Buy 3+ at $21.95
Buy 6+ at $19.95
Item is sold out.
1-Quart
Item # 48578
$14.95
Buy 3+ at $13.95
Buy 6+ at $11.95
Item is sold out.

This native shrub is easy to grow and very pest and disease resistant!

Terrific for late-summer color!
'Ruby Spice' is the darkest red of all of the Summersweet varieties. This lovely shrub produces sweetly fragrant rosy blooms in late summer. Then in autumn, the handsome green foliage ignites into flaming shades of yellow! An easy-to-grow, multiseason shrub you will really enjoy.

Seldom exceeding 4 to 6 feet tall and 4 feet wide, 'Ruby Spice' is pest and disease free. It grows best in moist, slightly acid sandy soil in sun to light shade, though as a hardy native shrub, it tolerates a range of conditions (including shade, acidic wet soil, and salt spray). The color is best in sun. Ideal in a foundation planting. Zones 3-9.

Genus Clethra
Species alnifolia
Variety 'Ruby Spice'
Zone 3 - 9
Bloom Season Mid Summer - Late Summer
Plant Height 3 ft - 6 ft
Plant Width 3 ft - 4 ft
Additional Characteristics Butterfly Lovers, Flower, Fragrance
Bloom Color Rose
Foliage Color Dark Green
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Resistance Disease Resistant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Sandy
Uses Border, Ornamental
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands