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Clethra alnifolia 'Ruby Spice'
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Plant Type: Deciduous Shrubs

A new cultivar selected for vastly improved bright pink flowers that do not fade to white. Blooms in midsummer and has nice yellow fall color. Fragrant long-lasting blossoms that do not fade. Lustrous, dark green foliage turns golden yellow in fall. Clethra is shade tolerant but will also withstand full sun.


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Prefers moist location but is remarkably tolerant of a variety of conditions.

Flower Color

Bright pink flowers

Foliage Color

Dark green foliage turns yellow in fall.

Plant Spread

3-4 ft. wide 3-6 ft. high

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