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Itea virginica


Tired of Burning Bush??  Then try Virginia Sweetspire!  These outstanding shrubs bear lightly fragrant white flowers in July with brilliant reddish-purple fall color that lasts for weeks - longer than most other plants fall coloration.  Sweetspire will stay fairly small making it well suited for residential landscapes.  Easy to grow with no serious insect or disease problems.  
A great plant that is attractive all year round!  Attracts birds and butterflies too!


Common Name: Sweetspire
Botanical Name: Itea virginica
Type: Deciduous Shrub
Soil Preference: This plant tolerates some drought and will grow in occassionally wet soil.  Prefers well-drained, loamy sandy or clay soils.   The pH preference is acidic to slightly alkaline.
Light Requirements: Sun, Part Shade
Attributes: Attracts birds & butterflies.   Great fall foliage color.  Lightly fragrant flowers.  Plants serve as a butterfly nectar source.
Pests: None serious.
Diseases: None serious.
Care: Fertilize with Holly-tone approximately April 1st, May 20th, July 4th, August 15th & October 30th.  Keep granular fertilizers off foliage and away from stems and trunks.  Use 1/2 the recommended rate of fertilizer for new plantings.

Planting Instructions: Trees & Shrubs



This variety listing is for informational purposes only, it is not a catalog. 
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Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet'
Henry's Garnet Virginia Sweetspire
zones 5-9
Description:  An outstanding shrub all year round!  Bears lightly fragrant white flowers in July with shiny green foliage and an attractive brilliant purplish-red to crimson color in fall that lasts for weeks! 
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: July
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 4-6'
Spread: 6-10'


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Itea virginica 'Little Henry'TM ('Sprich')
Little Henry Virginia Sweetspire
zones 5-9
Description:  Low mounded, compact stature is perfect for flooding banks and beds.  Sweetly scented white flowers bloom in July atop shiny green foliage.   Also bears bright red foliage just like 'Henry's Garnet'
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: July
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 3-4'
Spread: 3-4'

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