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Ruby Spice Summersweet

Fragrant butterfly magnet

  • SKU: 66538
  • Zones: 4-9
  • Height: 4 - 6 feet
  • Shade Requirement: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Bloom Time: Mid to late summer
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Ruby Spice Summersweet

Description
A huge color breakthrough for Summersweet. Ruby Spice features rich rose-pink blooms that are a first for flowering Clethra. Intensely fragrant, star-shaped florets grow into plump, exotic 2-4" wands that appear on a 4-6' bush for many weeks in mid to late summer. Versatile Summersweet is a great flowering shrub that is also effective as a decorative hedge. Makes a wonderful addition to naturalized areas, woodland spaces and along the banks of a pond or stream. It is a compact plant that is perfect for smaller spaces, too. Plant in groups of three or five to create professional-looking garden installation. Clethra alnifolia 'Ruby Spice'.
Product Details
  • Botanical NameClethra alnifolia 'Ruby Spice'
  • Ships As4" POT
  • Height4 - 6 feet
  • Spacing5 - 6 feet
  • Spread4 - 6 feet
  • Light RequirementsFull Sun, Partial Shade
  • Color Descriptionpink
  • Foliage TypeSimple, obovate with serrated margins, 1 1/2" - 4" long and up to 2" wide. Mid-green turning a rich golden brown in the fall.
  • Bloom TimeMid to late summer
  • Flower FormMasses of tiny star-like flowers on plump 2" - 4" terminal panicles.
  • Soil RequirementsHumus-enriched, moisture retentive, organic soil.
  • Growth RateSlow to moderate once established, which takes approximately 6 -8 weeks.
  • PruningPrune to maintain size. After flowering.
  • Winter CareApply 2-3" of mulch to retain moisture.
  • Additional Information1998 Gold Medal Plant Award by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. Selected by Andy Brand, Broken Arrow Nursery, Connecticut.
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Zones4-9
  • Planting InstructionsSet in the ground at the same depth it is in the container, firm and water well.
Shipping

Shipping Information:

Plants, fertilizer and other supplies* will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below.

ZONE Perennials &
Potted Plants
1A-4B 5/7/18 - 6/22/18
5A 4/2/18 - 6/22/18
5B 3/19/18 - 6/22/18
6A 3/12/18 - 6/22/18
6B 3/5/18 - 6/22/18
7A & 7B 2/26/18 - 6/22/18
8A & 8B 2/19/18 - 5/18/18
9A-10B 2/12/18 - 5/18/18
 Last Order Date   Zones 1-7: June 18th 
 Zones 8-10: May 14th 



*Fertilizer and other supplies ordered apart from plant orders are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Other Notes:

We aim for your order to be in your hands at the ideal time to plant, every time. Our growers must anticipate their supply based on the season they expect. Our experts predict weather patterns as best they can to set suitable shipping windows for each growing zone. However, as any gardener knows, nature is not so predictable. The type of product you order, along with the weather in your area or ours, may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Based on the contents of your order, we always strive to ship the order complete and as early as possible. However, sometimes this may result in a delay of some items that are ready before others. Our customers have suggested that they would rather wait to receive their order as complete as possible. If you would like to receive part of your order ahead of time, please reach out to our customer service department and we can accommodate. Orders with large items may be shipped in more than one package. There is no extra charge if your order requires more than one package.

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