Clethra 'Ruby Spice'

Item #46281


Butterflies love these blooms almost as much as you will
Clethra 'Ruby Spice' is a standout among the summersweet varieties. Its fragrant blooms have the deepest red hue, which is enhanced when the plant is in direct sunlight. These elegant flowers combined with Ruby Spice's modest height (4-6 feet tall) make it a lovely foundation plant. In autumn its foliage lights up in bright yellows, adding extra color to your yard or garden. Like a lot of shrubs, Ruby Spice prefers moist, sandy soil with a slightly acidic pH. But it can flourish in many conditions, including salt spray, wet soil, and shade. This plant invites butterflies but repels pests and diseases. Expect clusters of red blossoms in mid to late summer.


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Genus2 Clethra
Species alnifolia
Variety 'Ruby Spice'
Item Form 2-Quart
Zone 3 - 9
Bloom Start To End Mid Summer - Late Summer
Habit Upright
Plant Height 4 ft - 6 ft
Plant Width 4 ft
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands

Product Review Summary

Based on 1 review
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

March 19, 2012

Lovely Native Shrub

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

This is a beauty! This summer bloomer can put on a nice show. 'Ruby Spice' has pretty flowers that smell good too. Once established, it seems immune to whatever nature has to throw at it--drought, heat, cold winters, wet soils. I was standing several feet away and could smell those lovely ruby flowers. A winner!

James from NC

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