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