Ruby Spice Summersweet

Clethra alnifolia 'Ruby Spice'

Pronunciation: KLEE-thra al-nee-FOH-lee-uh
SKU #02753
4-9

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OVERVIEW
Description Fragrant spikes of small rich rose-pink flowers stand above glossy green foliage in the summer. Compact habit makes this a good choice for small gardens in shrub borders and mixed into perennial borders. Deciduous.
Light Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist to wet.
Blooms Summer
Mature Size Reaches 4 to 6 ft. tall, 3 to 5 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Easy Care, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Compact Form
Problems/Solutions Coastal Exposure, Deer Resistant, Very Wet Areas
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Fragrant, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Hedge
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Boxwood (Buxus); Weigela (Weigela); Coneflower (Echinacea); Dogwood (Cornus); Aster (Aster); Ninebark (Physocarpus)
CARE
Care Provide moist, humus-rich, slightly acidic, well-drained soil; avoid hot, dry sites. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Fertilize before new growth begins in early spring. Blooms on current season's growth; prune annually in late winter to promote vigorous new growth.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.