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Plant Characteristics

Bark Color*
  • Tan
Bark Type*
  • Smooth
Brand*
  • Pennsylvania Gold Medal Award Winners
Cultural Information*
  • Leaf Spot - High Resistance
  • Root Rot - High Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - Moderate Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
Flower Color*
  • Dark Pink
  • Pink
Flower Type*
  • Fragrant
Growth Habit*
  • Compact Growing
Growth Rate*
  • Fast
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Dark Yellow/Gold
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Green
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Green
Leaf Type*
  • Deciduous/Herbaceous
Nature Assets*
  • Attracts Bees
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Butterflies
Plant Type*
  • Shrub
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Spring Planting
  • Fall Planting
  • Summer Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Tolerates Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Well-Drained
  • Prefers Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Average
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
Season of Interest*
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Summer Flowering
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Spring
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
Uses*
  • Mass Planting
  • Wildlife Habitat
  • Understory Planting
  • Near Water Gardens or Ponds
  • Accent Plant
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Under Power Lines
 

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.

Mature Height:

6-8 Feet

Mature Spread:

6-8 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

3-9

What's My Hardiness Zone?

Family: Clethraceae · Common Name: Summersweet

FREE with every plant purchased:

  • The Sooner Guarantee: For details, click here!
  • A pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like 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®.

DIY Irrigation SuppliesWe use and recommend www.dripdepot.com for our irrigation needs, from simple to install micro and drip systems, to commercial grade irrigation parts and supplies.

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Eco gallon Potted

SKU: 2898

(2.64 qrts / 2.51 liters)
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$35.00

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Jumbo gallon Potted

SKU: 11413

(4.04 qrts / 3.82 liters)
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$35.00

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3 gallon Potted

SKU: 2675

(2.90 gallons / 11.0 liters)
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$75.00

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Root Pouch 3 gallon

SKU: 11717

(3.17 gallons / 12 liters)
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$75.00

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5 gallon Potted

SKU: 4864

(4.10 gallons / 15.55 liters)
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$95.00

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Customer Testimonials

Very pleased with the speed of delivery. Both orders were delivered the day after ordering. Plants were in excellent condition, and seem to be settling in well. Thank you.


Elizabeth
Hunter, OK
November 2016

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