Summersweet – Ruby Spice (Clethra alnifolia)


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2 Gallon

The flowers are attractive to bees and butterflies, and the resulting dark brown seed capsules will attract birds during the autumn.
Blooms 3-5 weeks with fragrant, pink flowers. Blooms mid July to Mid August.
Very Hardy, prefers well-drained, high organic soil, but tolerates wet soil too.
Grows in Sun to shade, prefers dappled shade.
One of the finest compact flowering shrubs. Attractive to many pollinators.

Flower Color: Pink
Zones: 3-9
Growth Habit: Shrub
Height: 5-10′
Spread: 4-6′
Light Needs: Sun-Shade
Flowering Season: Spring-Summer
Landscape Value: 5 of 5
Naturalizing Value: 5 of 5
Pollen Value: 2 of 5
Nectar Value: 3 of 5
Water Requirements: all but drought
Native: species native
Invasive: no