top of page

Itea virginica 'Sprich'

Little Henry® Virginia Sweetspire

Sweetspire

Comments

A compact spreading version of this native shrub which features extremely long and narrow panicles of white flowers in early summer, consistently reddish-purple fall color; good for the garden or for naturalizing, spreads to form small colonies

Description

A compact spreading version of this native shrub which features extremely long and narrow panicles of white flowers in early summer, consistently reddish-purple fall color; good for the garden or for naturalizing, spreads to form small colonies

Landscape Attributes

Little Henry® 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;

Little Henry® Virginia Sweetspire is recommended for the following landscape applications;

General Garden Use;Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens

Planting & Growing

Little Henry® Virginia Sweetspire will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 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.

Light Requirement:

shade

full sun

Moisture:

dry to wet

Cold Hardy to Zone:

6a

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

3 feet

5 feet

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

Members of:

bottom of page