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Out of Season Ruby Spice Summersweet

Ruby Spice Summersweet

Very fragrant and easy to grow.

It produces upright spires of densely packed, very fragrant flowers from June to August. Easy to grow; extremely tolerant of a wide range of conditions including wet soils. Very pest and disease resistant. Ruby Spice is Southern Tough! 5–6' tall at maturity. Potted. Zones 6–9.

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  • Botanical Name: Clethra alnifolia 'Ruby Spice'
  • Height: 5 - 6 feet.
  • Spacing: 5 - 6 feet.
  • Depth: Plant at the same level as it is in the pot.
  • Spread: 5 - 6 feet.
  • Light Required: Full sun to partial shade. Prefers part shade and consistently moist, acidic, sandy soils. Soils should not be allowed to dry out.
  • Color: Rich rose-pink.
  • Foliage: Simple, obovate with serrated margins, 1 1/2 inch - 4 inch long and up to 2 inch wide. Mid-green turning a rich golden-brown in the Fall.
  • Blooms: Mid to late Summer.
  • Zone: 6 - 9.
  • Form: Deciduous woody shrub.
  • Flower Form: Masses of tiny star-like flowers on plump 2 inch - 4 inch terminal panicles.
  • Soil Requirements: Tolerant of a wide range of conditions, including wet soils.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
  • Pruning: Prune to maintain size after flowering. Prune if needed in late winter.
  • 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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