Clethra alnifolia 'Little's Ruby Giant'

Sweet Pepperbush

Plant Type:


Clethra alnifolia 'Little's Ruby Giant' - The white summer spikes emit a sweet spicy fragrance on this selected Sweet Pepperbush. We believe the fruit is a bit larger on this selection though we haven't been able to verify it as of yet. The glossy foliage is an attractive medium-dark green foliage turning a respectable bright yellow to golden yellow in autumn. Dried inflorescence hold in the winter landscape providing a bit of embroidery atop the shrub. Stems are attractive. Handsome shrub. As with all Clethra alnifolia once it settles in it will have a propensity for colonization. Selected in Virginia. Established potted Sweet Pepperbush from cutting.



6-7 ft


6-7 ft


Cream White
Item Description Price  
CLETLIT Clethra aln. 'Little's Ruby Giant' (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - true 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $26.00 Sold Out

Characteristics and Attributes for Clethra alnifolia 'Little's Ruby Giant'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads
  • Autumn Leaf Color

Nature Attraction

  • Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Mostly Sunny
  • Dappled Shade


  • Shrub Border
  • Cutting Garden
  • Fragrant
  • Hedgerow
  • Fruiting
  • Natural Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Fertile
  • Draining
  • Moist


  • Virginia

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown