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Clethra Ruby Spice

Clethra alnifolia 'Ruby Spice'

Clethra Ruby Spice Shrubs produce fragrant spikes of small, rich rose-pink flowers - that contrast nicely while standing above glossy green foliage. The compact habit makes this a good choice for small gardens in shrub borders and mixed into perennial borders. Will tolerate wet soil if happy.

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Clethra Ruby Spice Shrubs produce fragrant spikes of small, rich rose-pink flowers which stand above glossy green foliage and attract butterflies in summer.

Hardiness Zone: 4-9
Mature Height: 6 to 8 feet
Mature Width: 6 to 8 feet
Classification: Broad Leaved flowering shrub, Fall Flowering
Sunlight: Full Sun to part shade
Habit: densely branched
Flower Color: Fragrant Pink Spikes
Foliage: Dark Green
Soil Condition: Any well drained soil
Water Requirements: Water well until established.
Uses: Extremely attractive when used as a focal point in the mixed border, mass planting, or a specimen planting. Provides unmatched winter interest due to its flowering in the early winter.
Growzone: 4-9 Clethra Ruby Spice Hardiness Zone

How to Care for Clethra Ruby Spice

We suggest when planting your newly purchased Clethra Ruby Spice Shrubs that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil, you may need to add a locally-sourced compost or topsoil to the backfill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a backfill soil for Clethra Ruby Spice because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Ruby Spice Shrubs spread through the loose, nutrient-rich soil much easier than if you used solely the existing soil, which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant too deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally-occurring, beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardener's best friend and can help guarantee your success.

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