Clethra alnifolia &
Clethra alnifolia &
Clethra alnifolia &
Clethra alnifolia &
Clethra alnifolia &

Ruby Spice Summersweet

Clethra alnifolia 'Ruby Spice'

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Ruby Spice Summersweet is a densely branched deciduous shrub native to the South.  Its glossy dark green leaves have attractive shades of yellow to golden brown in fall.  Sweetly fragrant rosy-pink flower spikes bloom late summer and give way to brown seedpods that last to winter.  Prefers part sun and acidic, moist, well-drained soil. 




Eastern N. America Coasts; GA Native


4’ - 6’


3’ - 5'



USDA Hardiness Zone: 

4 - 8


Full Sun, Part Sun

Bloom Color: 


Season of Interest: 


MAINTENANCE NEEDS: Low Maintenance. Do not let soils dry out.  Promptly remove suckers unless naturalization is desired.  Spider mites may be a concern in drier conditions.

 LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensNative Gardens, Hedges, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS:  Aster, Weigela, Coneflower

IMAGE: Photoset by  F. D. Richards, (1) Summersweet 'Ruby Spice', (2) Clethra alnifolia 'Ruby Spice', 2016 , (3) Clethra alnifolia 'Ruby Spice' (Summersweet) Photo by F.D.Richards, SE Michigan, 8/2020, (4) Clethra alnifolia 'Ruby Spice' 2014

*As plants have ranges in appearance they may not appear as the images shown

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