'Henry's Garnet' Virginia sweetspire is a very dependable, showy plant. It is an arching, 3- to 5-foot-tall shrub that holds its leaves well into fall, allowing the maroon, yellow, and orange tones to develop and reveal themselves over time. Virginia sweetspire also produces an early-summer show, featuring slender, drooping racemes of white flowers that attract all sorts of pollinating insects. Its suckering, slowly spreading, 6-foot-wide habit makes it a good choice for slopes and mass plantings.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsBeautiful fall color and nice early-summer flowers.
CareProvide full sun to light shade and wet to moderately dry soil. It is adaptable to clay soil.
- Genus : Itea
- Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
- Plant Width : 3 to 6 feet
- Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
- Tolerance : Drought Tolerant
- Bloom Time : Early Summer
- Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
- Maintenance : Low
- Moisture : Medium to Wet
- Characteristics : Showy Fall Foliage
- Plant Type : Shrubs
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
- Flower Color : White