Clethra alnifolia ‘Ruby Spice’ (S-0456)
A friend to gardeners, butterflies and bees alike, ‘Ruby Spice’ celebrates a compact well-groomed visage plus long-lasting bottlebrush-like rosy-pink flower spikes that sweetly perfume the dog days of summer. Lustrous, deep green serrated leaves develop yellow, gold and chocolate autumnal hues, while the delightful narrow upright panicles morph into intriguing dark brown seed capsules. Discovered in 1992 as a sport of Clethra alnifolia ‘Pink Spire’, this winsome deciduous cultivar exhibits outstanding easy-care versatility, tolerating both full sun and full shade. Whether massed, displayed as a specimen or hedged, it is invaluable for patios, smaller spaces, woodlands, cottage gardens and mixed borders.
Size: 4' 0" – 6' 0" high x 3' 0" – 5' 0" wide.
Hardy to zone 4.
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