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Summersweet 'Ruby Spice'

Clethra alnifolia

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Ruby Spice is a popular variety of Summersweet, which belongs to the Clethra genus (Clethra alnifolia 'Ruby Spice'). It has a Perennial lifecycle, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more. Ruby Spice is known for its Shrub habit and growing to a height of approximately 2.40 metres (7.80 feet).

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Ruby Spice have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Ruby Spice

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Keep in mind when planting that Ruby Spice is thought of as hardy, so this plant will survive close to or on freezing temperatures. Use USDA Hardiness Zone 3 - 9 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Ensure your soil has a ph of between 5.1 and 7.5 as Ruby Spice is a weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil loving plant.

Growing Ruby Spice from seed

Transplanting Ruby Spice

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Ruby Spice is a hardy plant.

Harvesting Ruby Spice

Summersweet Ruby Spice Etymology

The Latin word “Alnifolia” means “having teeth” or “serrated”.1

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