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Little Henry® Sweetspire

SKU: AM017341
per Plant - 3.5" Pot
No longer available this season.
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)
key features
Botanical Name
Itea virginica Sprich
Native, Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Naturalizes, Fragrant
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade, Full Shade
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Mature Height
24-36" tall
Mature Spread
24-36" wide
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer


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.