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Henry's Garnet Sweetspire

Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet'

Pronunciation: eye-TEE-uh vir-JIN-ih-kuh
SKU #04650
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OVERVIEW
Description 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.
Light Filtered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Early Summer
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 5 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Easy Care, Fall Color, North American Native Selection
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Fragrant, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Hedge, Hillside
Design Ideas This 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.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Lilac (Syringa); Spirea (Spiraea); Potentilla (Potentilla); Weigela (Weigela);Periwinkle (Vinca)
CARE
Care 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.

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