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Ruby Spice Summersweet

Very fragrant and easy to grow.

Ruby Spice Summersweet

Very fragrant and easy to grow.

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Product Description
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 4-9.
Product Details
  • Botanical Name: Clethra alnifolia 'Ruby Spice'
  • Season: Spring
  • Sun/Shade: Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Height: 48 - 72
  • Spacing: 5 - 6'
  • Zone: 4-9
  • Spread: 4 - 6'
  • Color:Rich Rose Pink
  • Foliage:Simple, obovate with serrated margins, 1 1/2" - 4" long and up to 2" wide. Mid-green turning a rich golden brown in the fall.
  • Blooms:Mid Summer, Late Summer, All Summer
  • Growth Rate: Slow to moderate once established, which takes approximately 6 -8 weeks.
  • Pruning: Prune to maintain size. After flowering.
  • Form: Shrub
  • Flowers: Masses of tiny star-like flowers on plump 2" - 4" terminal panicles.
  • Size: Dormant 12-18"
Shipping Information

Orders for in-stock seeds and hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:


2021 Fall Shipping Schedule
  Zones   Blueberries All Other Fruits Perennials, Bulbs & Flowers Vegetable Plants
& Starts
1A-4A 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21
4B 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21
5A 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21
5B 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21
6A 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21
6B 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21
7A 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21
7B 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21
8A & B 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21
9A & B 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21
10A & B 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21 9/20/21 - 10/29/21
Last Order Date All Grow Zones:
Oct 25, 2021
All Grow Zones:
Oct 25, 2021
All Grow Zones:
Oct 25, 2021
All Grow Zones:
Oct 25, 2021

2021 Shipping Schedule
Zones Nematodes Encapsulated Compost Worms
1A 5/10/21 - 10/29/21 5/10/21 - 10/29/21
1B - 2A 5/10/21 - 10/29/21 5/10/21 - 10/29/21
2B - 3B 4/26/21 - 10/29/21 4/26/21 - 10/29/21
4A - 6A 4/12/21 - 10/29/21 4/12/21 - 10/29/21
6B - 7A 4/5/21 - 10/29/21 4/5/21 - 10/29/21
7B - 8B 3/8/21 - 10/29/21 3/8/21 - 10/29/21
9A - 10B 2/22/21 -10/29/21 2/22/21 -10/29/21
Last Order Date 10/25/2021 10/25/2021

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Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection.

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Please note that we cannot ship outside of the continental United States.

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