Botanical Name: .Clethra alnifolia 'Ruby Spice'
Height: 4 - 6 feet.
Spacing: 5 - 6 feet.
Depth: Plant at the same level as it is in the pot.
Spread: 4 - 6 feet.
Sun/Shade: Full sun to partial shade.
Color: Rich rose-pink.
Foliage: Simple, obovate with serrated margins, 1 1/2" - 4" long and up to 2" wide. Mid-green turning a rich golden-brown in the Fall.
Blooms: Mid to late Summer.
Form: Deciduous woody shrub.
Flower Form: Masses of tiny star-like flowers on plump 2" - 4" terminal panicles.
Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
Pruning: Prune to maintain size after flowering.
Comments: A huge color breakthrough, Ruby Spice's rich, rose-pink blooms are a first for flowered Clethra. Intensely fragrant, star-shaped flowers in plump 2-4" wands decorate 4-6' bush for many weeks in summer. Zones 4-9. 4" pot.Clethra alnifolia 'Ruby Spice'.
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