Clethra 'Ruby Spice'
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatibility range of this variety before ordering.
Clethra 'Ruby Spice' is the darkest red of all of the summersweet varieties. This lovely shrub produces sweetly fragrant rosy blooms in late summer. Then in autumn, the handsome green foliage ignites into flaming shades of yellow. An easy-to-grow, multiseason shrub you will really enjoy.
Seldom exceeding 4 to 6 feet tall and 4 feet wide, Clethra 'Ruby Spice' is pest and disease free. It grows best in moist, slightly acid sandy soil in sun to light shade, though as a hardy native shrub, it tolerates a range of conditions (including shade, acidic wet soil, and salt spray). The color is best in sun. Ideal in a foundation planting.
|USDA Zone Low:||3|
|USDA Zone High:||9|
|Bloom Color:||Red, Rose|
|Bloom Season Start:||Mid Summer|
|Bloom Season End:||Late Summer|
|Foliage Color:||Dark Green, Yellow|
|Characteristics:||Bloom First Year, Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Fall Color, Fast Growing, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer|
|Uses:||Border, Fall Color, Hedge, Ornamental, Specimen|
|Zone:||3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Shipping Method Restrictions:||none|