Itea virginica ‘Henry’s Garnet’

('Henry's Garnet', Virginia Sweetspire)


$49.99


Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

This Virginia sweetspire cultivar is an erect, rounded, deciduous shrub which typically grows 3-4′ tall. Features fragrant, tiny white flowers borne in cylindrical, drooping racemes (3-6″ long) which cover the shrub with bloom in early summer. Oval, dark green leaves (1-4″ long) turn an attractive garnet red in autumn, sometimes persisting on the shrub until December. Flowers (racemes larger) and fall color of this cultivar are superior to that of the species.

Description

Easily grown in average, medium to wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Adaptable to shade. Prefers moist, humusy soils, but tolerates a wide range of soil conditions. Can spread to form colonies by root suckering if left unchecked.

Additional information

Common Name

'Henry's Garnet', Virginia Sweetspire

Botanical Name

Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet'

Container/Amount

7 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun

Height

to 4 ft.

Width

to 6 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

May

Flower Color

white

Fragrance

Yes

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

No

Fall Color

red

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