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
- 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
- Planting InstructionsSet in the ground at the same depth it is in the container, firm and water well.
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.
2019 Spring Shipping Schedule
Bulbs, Potted Plants and &
|1A-4B||4/29/19 - 6/21/19|
|5A||4/1/19 - 6/21/19|
|5B||3/18/19 - 6/21/19|
|6A-6B||3/4/19 - 6/21/19|
|7A-7B||2/25/19 - 6/21/19|
|8A-8B||2/18/19 - 5/24/19|
|9A-10B||2/11/19 - 5/24/19|
|Last Order Date||Zones 1-7: June 17th, 2019
Zones 8-10: May 20th, 2019
*Fertilizer and other supplies ordered apart from plant orders are typically shipped within 5 business days.
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.
Bareroot perennials, trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant. This promotes optimum transit conditions and provides your new plant with the best opportunity for success in your garden.
Trees and other oversize items cannot be shipped to PO boxes.
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Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.