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Ruby Spice Summersweet

Very fragrant and easy to grow.

Ruby Spice Summersweet

Very fragrant and easy to grow.

  • Easy-care deciduous shrub
  • Grows 5-6 ft. tall
  • Native to the United States
  • Fragrant, pink flowers spikes in the summer
  • Very pest and disease resistant
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Product Description
One of the best shrubs for woodland and moist areas! Native to the woodlands, wet marshes and stream banks in the United States, Ruby Spice Summersweet produces upright spires of densely packed, pink flowers from June to August. The very fragrant flowers beckon bees and butterflies to the garden. Growing 5-6 ft. tall, this deciduous shrub is easy to grow and tolerates shaded conditions. Ruby Spice Summersweet makes a pretty flowering hedge—or plant in naturalized areas. It's very pest and disease resistant. Deer tend to pass it by. 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:


Fall 2022 Shipping Schedule
Zones Blueberries All Other Fruits Perennials, Bulbs & Flowers
1A-4B 9/12/22 - 10/28/22 9/12/22 - 10/28/22 9/12/22 - 10/28/22
5A - 5B 9/12/22 - 10/28/22 9/12/22 - 10/28/22 9/12/22 - 10/28/22
6A - 6B 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22
7A - 7B 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22
8A - 8B 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22
9A - 10B 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22
Last Order Date All Grow Zones:
Oct 24, 2022
All Grow Zones:
Oct 24, 2022
All Grow Zones:
Oct 24, 2022

Fall 2022 Shipping Schedule
Zones Vegetable Plants & Starts Seeds Hardgoods, Foods & Supplies
1A-4B 9/12/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22
5A - 5B 9/12/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22
6A - 6B 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22
7A - 7B 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22
8A - 8B 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22
9A - 10B 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22 6/1/22 - 10/28/22
Last Order Date All Grow Zones:
Oct 24, 2022
All Grow Zones:
Oct 24, 2022
All Grow Zones:
Oct 24, 2022

Fall 2022 Shipping Schedule
Zones Select Perennials, Hibiscus & Iris Trees & Shrubs Select Strawberries
1A - 3B 10/10/22 - 11/11/22 9/12/22 - 10/28/22 9/6/22 - 10/7/22
4A - 4B 10/10/22 - 11/11/22 9/12/22 - 10/28/22 9/6/22 - 10/7/22
5A - 5B 10/10/22 - 11/11/22 9/12/22 - 10/28/22 9/6/22 - 10/7/22
6A - 6B 10/10/22 - 11/11/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/6/22 - 10/7/22
7A - 7B 10/10/22 - 11/25/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/6/22 - 10/7/22
8A - 8B 10/10/22 - 11/25/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/6/22 - 10/7/22
9A - 10B 10/10/22 - 11/25/22 9/26/22 - 10/28/22 9/6/22 - 10/7/22
Last Order Date Zones 1A-6B: 11/7/22
Zones 7A-10B: 11/21/22
All Grow Zones:
10/24/2022
All Grow Zones:
10/03/2022

Fall 2022 Shipping Schedule
Zones Nematodes Encapsulated Compost Worms
1A - 2A 5/10/22 - 10/28/22 5/10/22 - 10/28/22
2B - 3B 4/26/22 - 10/28/22 4/26/22 - 10/28/22
4A - 6A 4/12/22 - 10/28/22 4/12/22 - 10/28/22
6B - 7A 4/5/22 - 10/29/22 4/5/22 - 10/29/22
7B - 8B 3/8/22 - 10/28/22 3/8/22 - 10/28/22
9A - 10B 2/22/22 -10/28/22 2/22/22 -10/28/22
Last Order Date 10/24/2022 10/24/2022

Shipping Note:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

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

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order--via the U.S. Postal Service or United Parcel Service. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

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

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