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Fragrant Blooms and Lovely Fall Color!

Ruby Spice Clethra alnifolia Summersweet Shrub

Item # 48578
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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
BloomStartToEnd Mid Summer - Late Summer
PlantHeight 3 ft - 6 ft
PlantWidth 3 ft - 4 ft
AdditionalCharacteristics Butterfly Lovers, Flower, Fragrance
BloomColor Rose
FoliageColor Dark Green
LightRequirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Resistance Disease Resistant, Pest Resistant
SoilTolerance Sandy
Uses Border, Ornamental
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
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