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CLETHRA alnifolia 'Ruby Spice'

Commonly known as Summersweet, Sweet pepper bush, White alder

Blue green foliage and rich pink flowers
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Available again from OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2021 - Dispatch will take place anytime from early October through to late November as stock becomes available.
£14.50 each 

Delivery Information Available again from OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2021
  • Deciduous - shiny, oval leaves to 10cm (4in) long
  • Shades of pink - All shades of pink through to Carmine (red) - rich pink
  • Height - 2.5m (8ft)
  • Spread - 2.5m (8ft)
  • Tall Shrub - upright, suckering shrub
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Partial shade - or dappled shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - wildlife plant - insects, butterflies.
  • Pests & Diseases - none.
  • Place of origin - eastern USA.
  • Flower Shape - Bell/Lantern - - bell-shaped flowers to 1cm (½in) across
  • Racemes - dense, upright, terminal racemes to 10cm (4in) long
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Leaf margin - Serrulate - see photos above
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Soil Conditions - Acid / ericaceous loving -
  • Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus-rich
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Butterfly friendly
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2.5m (8ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2.5m (8ft)
 

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