Ruby Spice Summersweet Clethera

Ruby Spice Summersweet Clethera

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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. 

Ornamental Characteristics
Category Flowering Shrub
Foliage Type Deciduous
Height 6' - 10'
Spread 6' - 10'
Shape Upright, spreading
Primary Foliage Color (Glossy) Green
Seasonal Foliage Color Yellow
Flowering Season Summer
Flower Color Reddish-pink
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Preferences Sun to partial shade
Water Preferences Moist (not wet): Ensure planting area provides adequate drainage.
Cold Hardiness Zone 3-9