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‘Henry’s Garnet’ Virginia sweetspire

Itea virginica ‘Henry's Garnet’

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‘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.

ProblemsNothing serious

  • 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

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