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Plant Characteristics

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

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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5 gallon Potted

SKU: 4864

(4.10 gallons / 15.55 liters)
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$95.00

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From start to finish, ordering from you was a trouble-free experience. My tree arrived in excellent condition and is in the ground looking beautiful. Thank you!


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Berea, KY
November 2016

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