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Ruby Spice Summersweet

Very fragrant and easy to grow.
  • SKU: 72999
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Ruby Spice Summersweet

Produces upright spires of densely packed, very fragrant flowers from June to August. Easy to grow; extremely tolerant of a wide range of conditions including wet soils. Very pest and disease resistant. Ruby Spice is "Southern Tough!" 5-6 ft. tall at maturity. Zones 6-9.
Product Details
  • FormDeciduous woody shrub.
  • LightFull sun to partial shade. Prefers part shade and consistently moist, acidic, sandy soils. Soils should not be allowed to dry out.
  • Height5 - 6 feet.
  • Spread5 - 6 feet.
  • Spacing5 - 6 feet.
  • Zones6 - 9.
  • FoliageSimple, obovate with serrated margins, 1 1/2 inch - 4 inch long and up to 2 inch wide. Mid-green turning a rich golden-brown in the Fall.
  • Flower FormMasses of tiny star-like flowers on plump 2 inch - 4 inch terminal panicles.
  • ColorRich rose-pink.
  • BloomsMid to late Summer.
  • Soil RequirementsTolerant of a wide range of conditions, including wet soils.
  • Growth RateModerate growth rate.
  • PruningPrune to maintain size after flowering. Prune if needed in late winter.
  • CommentsA huge color breakthrough, Ruby Spice's rich, rose-pink blooms are a first for flowered Clethra. Intensely fragrant, star-shaped flowers in plump 2-4" wands decorate 4-6' bush for many weeks in summer. Zones 4-9. 4" pot.Clethra alnifolia 'Ruby Spice'.
  • Botanical NameClethra alnifolia 'Ruby Spice'
  • DepthPlant at the same level as it is in the pot.
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Shipping Schedule

Orders for general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days. Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

2019 Spring Shipping Schedule
ZONE All Other Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4A 5/5/19 - 6/21/19
4B 5/5/19 - 6/21/19
5A 4/1/19 - 6/21/19
5B 3/18/19 - 6/21/19
6A 3/11/19 - 6/21/19
6B 3/4/19 - 6/21/19
7A 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
7B 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
8A & B 2/19/19 - 6/21/19
9A & B 2/19/19 - 6/21/19
10A & B 2/11/19 - 6/21/19
Last Order Date 1A-7B: 6/17/19
8A-10B: 5/20/19

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