Clethra alnifolia 'Ruby Spice'

Summersweet, Ruby Spice

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Pot Size: 4"x4"x5.5" pot

Plant Description

A sport of 'Pink Spires', 'Ruby Spice' is considered the finest truly pink Summersweet. It has 4 to 5 inch spikes of good bright rose pink, fragrant flowers for a month or more in mid summer. It has a dense suckering habit growing to 8 feet by 6 feet and prefers sun or part shade and moisture. How pretty this might be with Stokesia 'Peachie's Pick'.



Rain Garden

Good Fall Color

Deer Resistant

Butterfly Plant

Native Plant

Good Fragrance

Ease of Culture             

Easy to grow

Plant Type


Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny,

Half and half

Soil Condition

Average, Organic

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Moist    


full quart


36 or taller

Flower Color

Pink, White/whitish

Bloom Time

Mid summer, Late summer




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