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Plant Characteristics

Northern States Exposure
  • Full Shade
  • Part Shade
  • Fragrant Flowers
Growth Rate
  • Medium
Flower Color
  • Light Pink
  • Light Blue
Soil Moisture Needs
  • Average
  • Adapts Well to Wet Areas
Nature Attraction
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Attracts Butterflies
Best Usages
  • Accent Plant
  • Near Water Gardens or Ponds
  • Mass Planting
Best Characteristics
  • Flower
  • Foliage

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Clethra is easy to grow, and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include a free fertilizer packet.

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Clethra alnifolia 'Ruby Spice'

Buy Ruby Spice Summersweet online. A summer blooming compact bush. Fragrant, deep rich pink flowering selection with fragrant blooms that do not fade to white. Blooms have a cinnamon fragrance. Upright oval growth habit 6-8 feet tall. Glossy dark green leaves become golden yellow in fall.An excellent summer flowering shrub that does well in shade and wet areas.
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Mature Height:

6-8 Feet

Mature Spread:

6-8 Feet

Hardiness Zone:


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Family: Clethraceae · Common Name: Summersweet

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  • Pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included to use when planting; Hydro-Gels help retain soil moisture, and plants establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will survive drought conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
  • Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.
  • Customer satisfaction survey sent after your order is received that provides you with a $10.00 off coupon code on your next order.

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Eco gallon Potted

SKU: 2898

(2.64 qrts / 2.51 liters)
(124 units available now - SG)

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3 gallon Potted

SKU: 2675

(2.90 gallons / 11.0 liters)
(24 units available now - SG)

three year plant Standard Package


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5 gallon Potted

SKU: 4864

(4.10 gallons / 15.55 liters)
(0 units available now)

four year plant Standard Package


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Customer Testimonials

These plants are by FAR, the healthiest, most advanced plants I've purchased on line and in some cases, from local nurseries. Beautifully shipped, very mature.

July 2014

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