S7. Clethera alnifolia ‘Ruby Spice’
Shrub - $15 each
Commonly called summersweet, ‘Ruby Spice’ is easily grown in average, medium to wet soils. It will tolerate clay soils and full shade. It is the darkest pink of all the summersweet varieties. It produces sweetly fragrant rosy star-shaped florets that grow into 2” to 4” wands that bloom in late summer. Then, its foliage ignites into flaming shades of yellow. Plant in groups for a fragrant, dramatic impact in the garden.
4’-6’H, 3’-5’W, sun/part sun, attracts butterflies and birds