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Ruby Spice Summersweet (Clethra alnifolia 'Ruby Spice') Starter Plant 4" Pot

Sale price$19.95

Discover the Sweet Elegance of Summersweet (Sweet Pepperbush)

Summersweets are somewhat unique among flowering shrubs because of their ability to bloom in shady locations in late summer when few other shrubs are in bloom. Mass or group in lawns, foundations or shrub borders. Good flowering shrub for shade or woodland gardens. Effective as a hedge. Also appropriate for moist soils along stream banks or pond/water garden peripheries. Also maybe naturalized in cottage gardens, wild gardens, or naturalized areas. Plant near a patio to enjoy the fragrant late summer bloom. The compact size makes this an ideal flowering shrub for smaller gardens.

Common Name: sweet pepperbush
Type: Deciduous shrub
Zone: 4 to 8
Height: 4.00 to 6.00 feet
Spread: 3.00 to 5.00 feet
Bloom Time: July to August
Bloom Description: Rose pink
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium to wet
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Hedge, Naturalize, Rain Garden
Flower: Showy, Fragrant
Leaf: Good Fall
Attracts: Butterflies
Tolerate: Heavy Shade, Erosion, Clay Soil, Wet Soil
Liner: 4" Pot