Clethra 'Ruby Spice'

Item #46281
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This native shrub is easy to grow and very pest and disease resistant

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.


Skip Product Specs
Genus2 Clethra
Species alnifolia
Variety 'Ruby Spice'
Item Form 2-Quart
Zone 3 - 9
Bloom Start To End Mid Summer - Late Summer
Habit Upright
Plant Height 4 ft - 6 ft
Plant Width 4 ft
Restrictions *Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands

Product Review Summary

Based on 2 reviews
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars
Overall Rating: 5.0/5.0

Customer Reviews

September 27, 2019

Beautiful healthy plant

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

I am so pleased with how healthy and beautiful my plants are I would definitely by from Wayside again

Rosemary from WY
March 19, 2012

Lovely Native Shrub

This shopper rated the product 5 out of 5 stars

This is a beauty! This summer bloomer can put on a nice show. 'Ruby Spice' has pretty flowers that smell good too. Once established, it seems immune to whatever nature has to throw at it--drought, heat, cold winters, wet soils. I was standing several feet away and could smell those lovely ruby flowers. A winner!

James from NC

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