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Plant Characteristics

Attributes
  • Fragrant
Exposure
  • Shade
  • Part Shade
Growth Rate
  • Medium
Flower Color
  • Pink
  • Blue
Nature Attraction
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Attracts Butterflies
Season of Interest (Foliage)
  • Summer Flowers
Best Characteristics
  • Foliage
  • Flower
Soil Moisture Needs
  • Adapts well to wet areas
  • Average
Plant Type
  • Shrub
Best Usages
  • Near Water Gardens or Ponds
  • Mass Planting
  • Accent Plant
 

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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RUBY SPICE SUMMERSWEET

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.

Height:

6-8 Feet

Spread:

6-8 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

3-9

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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.
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Eco gallon Potted

SKU: 2898

(2.64 qrts / 2.51 liters)
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$22.95

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3 gallon Potted

SKU: 2675

(2.90 gallons / 11.0 liters)
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5 gallon Potted

SKU: 4864

(4.10 gallons / 15.55 liters)
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Cannot believe that I placed my order on Tuesday, received the shipping notice on Wednesday and the UPS truck was at my house at 4pm on Friday delivering the plants. Fantastic Transaction.


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Winchester, IL
August 2014