Clethra alnifolia 'Ruby Spice'
(Sweet Pepper Bush) Unusual but ornamental medium sized shrub which has upright, 6 - 10 cm long racemes of fragrant pink flowers in mid summer.
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Unusual but ornamental medium sized shrub which has upright, 6 - 10 cm long racemes of fragrant pink flowers in mid summer. These flowers are very popular with butterflies and bees and the leaves are bright green in spring and summer, followed by pretty yellow autumn tints.
Clethra alnifolia 'Ruby Spice' is an attractive flowering garden shrub.
- Position: Full sun or partial shade.
- Soil: Fertile, acidic soil.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Flowering Period: July - August.
- Flower Colour: Pink
- Rate of Growth: Moderate.
- Habit: Clethra alnifolia 'Ruby Spice' grows to be a medium sized shrub.
- Height: 2 m (6 ft)
- Spread: 2 m (6 ft)
- Pruning: Remove dead or damaged stems in early spring.
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
- Eventual Size
- Shrub - Medium (5 - 10 ft tall)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Damp / Wet
- Special Features
- Flowering Season - Summer (June - August), Scented, To grow in a pot, Good for Wildlife (Insects including bees & butterflies), Honey Fungus Resistant
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