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Henry's Garnet Sweetspire

Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet'

SKU
04650
Brilliant red-purple fall foliage color lasts into winter to make this a standout in the landscape. Slender clusters of fragrant white flowers add to the multi-seasonal show from this award winning plant. Thrives in the dappled sunlight under the canopy of larger trees and in natural woodland settings. Deciduous.
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Botanical Pronunciationeye-TEE-uh vir-JIN-ih-kuh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 5 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeEarly Summer
Design IdeasThis eastern native is sequestered in partially shaded, moist conditions. Typically rangy growth is set off by unique white spire flowers like dozens of drooping candles. A bonus of muted fall color that brings light and interest into shaded corners. A carefree native for background. Perfect in woodland gardens where it prefers the acidic soils and muted light of canopies overhead. A great candidate for wildlife friendly gardens composed of native plants of all kinds.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth Habit8
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden, Hillside
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Wet Soils
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Companion PlantsLilac (Syringa); Spirea (Spiraea); Potentilla (Potentilla); Weigela (Weigela);Periwinkle (Vinca)

Prefers rich, evenly moist, well-drained soils; tolerates a wide range of soil conditions including drought and bog when established. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed before new growth begins in spring. Promptly remove root suckers to prevent any unwanted spread.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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