Clethra 'Ruby Spice'

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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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Genus Clethra
Species alnifolia
Variety 'Ruby Spice'
Zone 3 - 9
Bloom Start To End Mid Summer - Late Summer
Habit Upright
Plant Height 4 ft - 6 ft
Plant Width 4 ft
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Fall Color, Fast Growing, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer
Bloom Color Dark Red, Rose
Foliage Color Dark Green, Yellow
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained, Wet
Resistance Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy, Sandy
Uses Specimen, Border, Fall Color, Hedge, Ornamental
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands

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