Plant Library

Clethra Ruby Spice Summersweet

Common Name: Clethra

Botanical Name: Clethra alnifolia 'Ruby Spice'

Variety: Ruby Spice Summersweet

Blossom Color: Pink

Bloom Time: Jun-Aug

Zone: 4 to 9

Exposure: Sun to Part Shade

Mature Height: 6'

Mature Width: 4-5'

Notes: Fragrant spikes of small rich rose-pink flowers stand above glossy green foliage and attract butterflies in summer. Compact habit makes this a good choice for small gardens in shrub borders and mixed into perennial borders.