Little Henry® Virginia sweetspire

Itea virginica 'Sprich'

Photo/Illustration: 
Courtesy of www.provenwinners.com
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Little Henry® Virginia sweetspire (Itea virginica 'Sprich')
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Genus:  Itea
Like the popular 'Henry's Garnet' Virginia sweetspire , Little Henry® has mildly fragrant white blooms in summer and red to orange leaf color in fall, but grows to just 2 to 3 feet tall and 3 feet wide. Use it in massed plantings, mixed borders, and containers. -Allan Armitage, Plants to know and grow, Fine Gardening issue #121
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Compact shape; showy bottlebrush flowers; nice fall color.
Care:  Provide full sun to full shade and moist to wet, slightly acidic soil.
Propagation:  Start new plants from greenwood cuttings in spring or semi-ripe cuttings in summer.
Problems:  Generally trouble free.

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium to Wet
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Fragrant Flowers,
Native,
Showy Fall Foliage,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Early Summer,
Late Summer,
Summer
Flower Color
White Flower
Uses
Beds and Borders,
Container
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Shrubs

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