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Clethra alnifolia 'Ruby Spice'

Ruby Spice Summersweet, Ruby Spice Sweet Pepperbush, Pink-flowered Summersweet

Main interest:
fragrant flowers, summer blooms, attracts pollinators
full sun to partial shade
Soil humidity:
moist soil
Flower colour:
Flowering period:
July to August
USDA Hardiness:
zone 3a: -40 °C (-40 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 6 ft (1.8 m) width: 5 ft (1.5 m)
borders, specimen, mass planting, small hedge

Clethra alnifolia ‘Ruby Spice’ is somewhat unique among flowering shrubs because of its ability to bloom in shady locations and in late summer. This intensely fragrant shrub has brush like spikes of beautiful deep pink flowers. Ruby Spice Sweet Pepperbush foliage creates interest in the fall when the glossy round leaves turn a harvest gold. Add this compact, slow spreading plant in your garden or mixed into perennial borders for fragrant, long lasting interest.

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Also known as: Summer Sweet, Sweet Pepper Bush, Coastal Sweet Pepperbush, Common White Alder, Coastal Pepperbush

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