Little Henry® Sweetspire

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Per Plant - 3.5" Pot
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SKU
AM017341
Little Henry® Sweetspire delights with soft fragrance, summer blooms, and gorgeous fall foliage. A flush of white flowers drapes the shrub each summer, dangling in long tubular clusters and drawing pollinators to the garden. This selection of the North American native shrub has more compact, mounded growth and fiery red and orange autumn foliage. (Itea virginica Sprich)
Zones 5 - 9
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Native
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Full Shade
Mature Plant Size24-36" tall , 24-36" wide
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer
SizePlant - 3.5" Pot
SKUAM017341

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information
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.
More Information
SKUAM017341
Item Package Size
Plant - 3.5" Pot
Common Name
Little Henry® Sweetspire
Botanical Name
Itea virginica Sprich
Zones
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Flower Color
White
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Estimated Mature Spread
24-36" wide
Growth Rate
Medium
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer
Planting Depth
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As
Potted Plant
Foliage
Dark green, oval foliage turns red, gold or orange in fall.
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Average Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Advantages
Attract Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Native, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Neonicotinoid Free
Native To
Yes
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
No
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