summersweet

Botanical Name Clethra alnifolia 'Ruby Spice'
Common Name Summersweet
Plant Type Deciduous shrub (native)
Hardiness Zone 4-8
Height 4-6 ft.
Spread 3-5 ft.
Habit upright to rounded
Exposure full sun to part shade
Bloom Type July-Aug.
Bloom Color rose-pink
Flower showy, fragrant
Autumn/Winter Intrest good fall color
Suggested Use hedges, natualized areas
Locations Casa Mia
Notes Blooms look like bottle brushes and attract butterflies and bees. Leaves turn a pleasant yellow in autumn.
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