Ruby Spice Summersweet Clethera
Clethra alnifolia 'Ruby Spice'
Cary Award 2000 First Choice Award 1998 Non-fading deep reddish-pink flower spikes with spicy cinnamon scent to attract butterflies. Blooms in late summer. Lustrous dark green foliage; attractive yellow fall color. Prefers partial shade but does okay in full sun.
Prefers moist, acid soil. Tolerates wet soil. Requires mild winter protection in very cold/windy microclimates.
Photo courtesy of our friends at R.A. Dudley Wholesale Nursery in Thompson, GA.
|Height||6' - 10'|
|Spread||6' - 10'|
|Primary Foliage Color||(Glossy) Green|
|Seasonal Foliage Color||Yellow|
|Sun Preferences||Sun to partial shade|
|Water Preferences||Moist (not wet): Ensure planting area provides adequate drainage.|
|Cold Hardiness Zone||3-9|