Clethra alnifolia ‘Ruby Spice’ – Sweet pepperbush – Summersweet –


Clethra alnifolia ‘Ruby Spice’

deciduous shrub

comes 3 or 5 gallon pot or larger

C. alnifolia – Sweet Pepperbush – Summersweet Clethra – This upright, suckering, deciduous shrub from moist woods in Eastern USA grows 8-10′ feet tall and 8′ feet wide. It produces oval, thin, mid green leaves, often turning yellow in autumn, to 4″ long. In late summer and early autumn it bears bell shaped, fragrant white flowers, to ½” across, in dense, upright, terminal racemes to 6″ long.

Grow in acidic, fertile, humus
rich, moist but well drained soil in partial or dapple shade.

zones 4-9