24-36” tall x 24-36” wide. A delightful shrub for massing in perennial and shrub borders, Little Henry® Itea is widely adaptable to sun or shade and a variety of soil conditions. Plants thrive in moist soils, making an ideal selection for planting along the edges of streams and water gardens, or planting in rain gardens and low-lying areas. Also gorgeous as a thriller in container plantings. Plants tolerate some drought once established. The unique flowers brighten the edges of woodland gardens. For best flowering and fall color, provide a few hours of sun each day. Autumn color is held over a long period, often lasting into the early days of winter. In hot climates, afternoon shade is ideal. Little Henry® Itea requires very little pruning or other maintenance. Prune after flowering if shaping is desired. Deer resistant.
|Item Package Size|
Plant - 3.5" Pot
Little Henry® Sweetspire
Itea virginica Sprich
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
|Estimated Mature Spread|
Late spring to early summer
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Dark green, oval foliage turns red, gold or orange in fall.
Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Attract Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Native, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer
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