Clethra alnifolia ‘Ruby Spice’

(Summersweet, Sweet Pepperbush)


$32.99


Hardiness Zones:

 4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

?Ruby Spice? is a summersweet cultivar that is most noted for its fragrant rose-pink flowers that bloom in late summer. It is a densely-branched, rounded, suckering, deciduous shrub that typically grows 4-6? tall and features narrow, cylindrical, bottlebrush-like, terminal panicles (racemes to 6? long) of extremely fragrant rose pink flowers that bloom on the current year?s growth for approximately 4-6 weeks in July and August. Flowers are very attractive to butterflies and bees. Summersweets are somewhat unique among late summer-flowering shrubs because of their ability to bloom in shady locations.

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Description

Easily grown in average, medium to wet soils in full sun to part shade. Prefers part shade and consistently moist, acidic, sandy soils. Soils should not be allowed to dry out. Tolerates clay soils. Tolerates full shade. Promptly remove root suckers unless naturalized look is desired. Propagate by cuttings.

Additional information

Common Name

Summersweet, Sweet Pepperbush

Botanical Name

Clethra alnifolia 'Ruby Spice'

Container/Amount

3 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun

Height

to 6 ft.

Width

to 5 ft.

Soil Condition

Wet Soils

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

July to August

Flower Color

pink

Fragrance

Yes

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

Fall Color

Yellow

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