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Ruby Spice Summersweet

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  • 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.
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**Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August

ZONE Perennials &
Potted Plants
1A-4B 4/30/18 - 6/22/18
5A 4/2/18 - 6/22/18
5B 3/19/18 - 6/22/18
6A & 6B 3/5/18 - 6/22/18
7A & 7B 2/26/18 - 6/22/18
8A & 8B 2/19/18 - 5/25/18
9A-10B 2/12/18 - 5/25/18
 Last Order Date   Zones 1-7: June 18th 
 Zones 8-10: May 21st 



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