Vivid Pink & Fragrant Blooms in SummerRuby Spice Summersweet, Clethra alnifolia ‘Ruby Spice’, is a distinctive true pink that ranks supreme! In early to late July and into August, the plant bears vivid pink flower spikes on the current season’s growth.Being delightfully fragrant, Ruby Spice Summersweet provides a late summer treat of dozens of flowers that are arranged on upright panicles.Uniquely hued, this lovely variety blooms longer than any other of its species. Ruby Spice Summersweet prefers full sun to partial shade, but will tolerate full shade as well as clay soil.This species is high on the desirability list for northern gardeners, but it may need some wind protection in coldest areas.Remarkably tolerant of a variety of conditions, including roadsides and seashores, Clethra Ruby Spice compact habit makes it good for small gardens in shrub borders and mixed in perennial borders. The plant provides glowing yellow fall foliage as well.If necessary, the Clethra Ruby Spice can be pruned in early spring. * Water tolerant* Full shade* Vivid flowers.
Shade-Tolerant, Floral ShrubSixteen Candles Summersweet is a deciduous shrub with ornamental features. Plant a few of these in a naturalized area, especially near a stream or water garden. Sixteen Candles would also look outstanding in that shady spot in your yard where you’d like a splash of color.Your Sixteen Candles will amaze you with its 6-inch long spikes of delicate blossoms that reach out amid the dark green foliage in mid-to late summer. The pristine white flowers are variable in orientation, with some gently arching, upright or horizontal. The effect of the tall, straight spikes of blooms creates an appearance reminiscent of “candles” (thus the name). Each floral spike exudes a delightful fragrance, a popular draw for your yard’s pollinator. Sixteen Candles’ 4-inch leaves are toothed and oblong with an ornamental, glossy sheen. Transitioning to yellow and brown hues for fall, the foliage adds one last gasp of color for your yard. Sixteen Candles Summersweet will grow 3 to 5 feet tall with an equal spread. It’s a relatively low maintenance and hardy shrub with no significant disease or insect issues. Sixteen Candles Summersweet is adaptive to a variety of conditions and quite shade tolerant. In fact, it tends to prefer shady, moist conditions.Sixteen Candles Summersweet is a lovely shrub with a lot to offer. Especially if you have a shady or moist spot in your yard, this shrub is a perfect choice to spice things up. Try one today!* Summer flowers * Fragrant * Fall interest * Adaptive to a variety of conditions * Shade tolerant.
Ornamental Shrub with Exceptional FeaturesHummingbird Summersweet is a deciduous, ornamental shrub. Plant several for a low-growing, colorful hedge along your garage, or perhaps just one in your butterfly garden where you’re sure to attract some of your favorite winged creatures.Your Hummingbird Summersweet is sure to astound you with the beauty of its bottle brush-style blooms. Each 6-inch long blossom of pristine white will further entice you with its delicious fragrance, a captivating call that’s hard to resist. Likewise, the 4-inch leaves are also delightfully attractive on this lovely shrub, each with an oblong shape and serrated edges. The dark green shade of the foliage and its glossy sheen will create an eye-catching display in your landscape even without the elegant, summer flowers. As autumn approaches, the foliage continues its vibrant appearance as it transitions to earthy shades of yellow and brown. As an added treat, 1/8-inch, brown seeds persist into winter for a bit of added decorative appeal and wildlife interest.Hummingbird Summersweet will grow up to 4 feet high with a 4 foot spread. It has a rounded manner and is adaptive to a variety of soils and conditions. Hummingbird Summersweet has a dwarf nature and more compact than some other varieties. It grows naturally lovely, but is amenable to pruning if you should prefer a more manicured appearance.With so many shrubs to choose from, it can be difficult to decide upon the perfect one for your home. Hummingbird Summersweet provides not only the expected green foliage and fall interest of a deciduous shrub, but also superb flowers and wildlife appeal. Why not try one in your yard this year and begin to understand why Hummingbird Summersweet is such a valued ornamental shrub.* Summer flowers* Fall interest* Fragrant* Adaptive to a variety of conditions* Seacoast tolerant.
Some Blooms Exceed a Foot in Length!Vanilla Spice is a variety of Summersweet shrub with ornamental features. These would look wonderful in a naturalized area of your yard, near a water garden or even used as a foundation plant.Your Vanilla Spice Summersweet is renowned for its long panicles of white blossoms—some of which reach up to a foot in length! Each tiny bloom of the panicle features delicate stamens that reach beyond the petals. This grants an adorable, fluffy appearance to the long, bottle brush-like flowers. The fragrance of each impressive flower is sure to draw you in for a closer look…as well as draw pollinators to your summer yard. Vanilla Spice’s foliage fills your shrub out with dense, dark green leaves. Each 4-inch leaf sports serrated edges and a glossy nature for a healthy, vibrant appearance in your yard. Those same leaves assume lovely hues of gold and brown for autumn before dropping to reveal the dark brown seed pods that persist into winter. Vanilla Spice Summersweet is a deciduous shrub growing up to 6 feet in height with an equal spread. It has an upright form with a rounded, densely-branched manner and is valued for its compact nature. Vanilla Spice is adaptive to a variety of conditions, and relatively care free. It will even tolerate damp soils and shady spots in your yard. When choosing a decorative shrub for your yard, you can hardly go wrong with a Summersweet. Vanilla Spice is a high-performing Summersweet, with blooms that are double the size of those of other varieties! It even blooms in shade! Quite clearly, Vanilla Spice would make an incredible addition to your yard this year.* Amazing fragrance* Fall interest* Attracts butterflies* Tolerant of moist soils* Shade tolerant* Deer resistant* Works well in containers.
Late Blooming Shrub with 4-Season InterestSugartina Summersweet is a deciduous shrub with ornamental features. Plant a few of these for a decorative hedge along your outbuildings. Sugartina’s scented bloom also makes it a perfect addition for next to your patio or front entry. Your Sugartina Summersweet is a dwarf variety with a compact nature. Late summer brings long, 6-inch spikes of pristine, white flowers with a heavenly fragrance that is sure to bring pollinators to your yard. The flowers give way to 1/8-inch, dark brown capsules that not only provide a decorative accent into the winter months, but a boon for your wildlife. Even before the flowers appear, your Sugartina boasts 4-inch long, oblong leaves of a dark green hue. The foliage fills out your shrub quite nicely with an attractive glossy sheen that catches the afternoon sunlight. As autumn arrives, your Sugartine will gift your yard with subtle tones of gold and brown before it retires for its winter rest. Sugartina Summersweet will grow up to 3 feet tall with a 4-foot spread. It has a rounded, dense nature, tending to grow naturally lovely without the need for pruning. Sugartina is generally a low maintenance shrub, ready to provide you with its array of ornamental features without a lot of work from you.There are several varieties of Summersweet shrubs to choose from, but Sugartina offers you all the beautiful features of a Summersweet, but with late summer interest. Sugartina Summersweet will gift you with some much needed color and fragrance this year at a time when other plants in your yard are fading.* Summer flowers* Fragrant* Fall & winter interest* Adaptive to a variety of soils* Some salt tolerance* Deer resistant* Attracts Butterflies .