Little Henry® Sweetspire

Our native sweetspire is a very useful plant for rain gardens and other damp sites. Fragrant summer flowers attract pollinators, and the red fall foliage makes it a good alternative to burning bush. Flowering and fall color may be less pronounced in shade although the plant will grow well. Little Henry® is a dwarf plant that is about half the size of traditional varieties, making it a great choice for smaller landscapes. It may be used for foundation plantings, mixed borders, or planted en masse. It will tolerate clay soil.

Dimensions2 × 2 ft
Botanical Name

Itea virginica 'Sprich' pp#10988

Zone

5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Flower Color

White

Foliage Color

Green

Height

2-3'

Width/Spread

2-3'

Exposure

Any

Soil

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time

Early Summer

Uses

Borders, Containers, Foundations, Specimen

Features

Alkaline soil, Attracts pollinators, Clay soil, Compact, Deer resistant, Drought tolerant, Fall interest, Fragrant, Native

SKU: 50928 Plant Type:

Pruning is seldom needed but may be trimmed immediately after flowering.

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