Photo Courtesy of Spring Meadow

Clethra alnifolia Ruby Spice (Summersweet)

This deciduous shrubs features showy spikes of ruby-red panicles and glossy green foliage that turns an outstanding harvest gold in the fall. Oval mounded habit. Slow growth rate.

Blooms in late summer
4-8 ft tall x 4-8 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
Deer resistant
Salt tolerant


Zone Zone 4
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade
Moisture Moderate to Consistent Moisture
Native to Native Cultivar