Sweetspire, Virginia

Common Name:
Sweetspire, Virginia
Botanical Name:
Itea virginica
Cultivar Name:
Henrys Garnet
Description:
Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet' (Virginia Sweetspire) is a tough, adaptable native shrub with great contrast from summer to fall. Fragrant long white flowers bloom in late June against green foliage fall foliage is a striking red-purple that lasts well into winter. This Itea grows to 6' with an 8' spread and is best planted in slightly cool, moist sites, although it will tolerate dryer sites. Hardy in zones 5 to 9.
Foliage Type:
Deciduous
Plant Type:
Shrub
Hardiness Zones:
5 to 8
Sun/Shade Preference:
Any
Soil Condition Preference:
Moist
Special Attributes:
Deer Resistant, Attracts Butterflies, Wet-site Tolerant, Fragrance, Fall Foliage Color, North American Native
Plant Height:
4-10 feet
Bloom Time:
Spring / Summer
Flower Color:
White
Foliage Color:
Green
Color during Autumn:
Purple
Uses:
Urban Park, Understory, Border, Foundation, Container, Naturalizing, Shade / Woodland Gardens
Winning Year:
1988