Summersweet - Ruby Spice
Vivid Pink & Fragrant Blooms in Summer
Summersweet - Ruby Spice, Clethra alnifolia 'Ruby Spice', is a distinctive true pink that ranks supreme! In early to late July and into August, the plant bears vivid pink flower spikes on the current season's growth.
Being delightfully fragrant, Ruby Spice provides a late summer treat of dozens of flowers that are arranged on upright panicles.
Uniquely hued, this lovely variety blooms longer than any other of its species. Ruby Spice prefers full sun to partial shade, but will tolerate full shade as well as clay soil.
This species is high on the desirability list for northern gardeners, but it may need some wind protection in coldest areas.
Remarkably tolerant of a variety of conditions, including roadsides and seashores, its compact habit makes it good for small gardens in shrub borders and mixed in perennial borders. The plant provides glowing yellow fall foliage as well.
If necessary, prune in early spring.
* Water tolerant
* Full shade
* Vivid flowers
|Family||Clethra alnifolia 'Ruby Spice'|
|Mature Height||3 to 6 feet|
|Mature Spread||3 to 4 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun to partial shade|