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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.

Currently not available for online purchase.

Growing & Maintenance Tips:

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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