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Henry's Garnet Virginia Sweetspire

SKU:
ITVIHG
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SKU:
ITVIHG
Weight:
54.00 LBS
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_description-height:
4 feet
_description-width:
6 feet
_description-light:
Full Sun, Shade
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Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet'
Bloom Time:
Early Summer
Evergreen/Deciduous:
Deciduous
Family:
Sweetspire
Flower Color:
White
Foliage Color:
Green
Genus:
Itea
Growth Rate:
Medium
Hardiness Zone:
6a
Landscape Uses:
Garden, Naturalizing
Mature Height:
4 feet
Mature Width:
6 feet
Native:
Native
Prune Time:
Prune After Flowering
Water Needs:
Dry to Wet
_callout-4|Light Needs:
Full Sun, Shade
_callout-25|Foliage Color:
Green
_callout-26|Flower Color:
White
_callout-27|Bloom Time:
Early Summer
_callout-17|Landscape Uses:
Garden, Naturalizing

Product Overview

Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet'
An improved selection of a native shrub which features extremely long and narrow panicles of white flowers in early summer, excellent fall color is more reliable than the species; spreads to form small colonies, good for the garden or for naturalizing

Henry's Garnet Virginia Sweetspire is a dense spreading deciduous shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration:

  • Suckering

Henry's Garnet Virginia Sweetspire is recommended for the following landscape applications:

  • General Garden Use
  • Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Features

Henry's Garnet Virginia Sweetspire has racemes of fragrant white flowers at the ends of the branches in early summer. It has green foliage throughout the season. The narrow leaves turn an outstanding burgundy in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The smooth brown bark and purple branches add an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Planting & Growing

Henry's Garnet Virginia Sweetspire will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub performs well in both full sun and full shade. It is an amazingly adaptable plant, tolerating both dry conditions and even some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species.

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