Summersweet – Ruby Spice (Clethra alnifolia)

$19.99

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Description

AVAILABLE JUNE 2021 FOR PICKUP & GROUP ORDERS

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. This is an outstanding landscape plant, discovered in 1992 in Connecticut.

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