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Little Henry® Dwarf Virginia Sweetspire

Itea virginica 'Sprich'

SKU
04649
This compact Sweetspire starts out the summer with a beautiful display of fragrant white flowers that blanket the shrub. As summer progresses shiny, disease-free foliage appears until fall when the foliage turns a stunning garnet-red. Full sun exposure will produce more vibrant fall color. Perfectly suited for covering large banks, beds and borders.
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Water regularly in extreme heat. Requires less water once established.

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Botanical Pronunciationeye-TEE-uh vir-JIN-ih-kuh
Average Size at MaturityReaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeLate Spring to Early Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitCompact, Rounded
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Full sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Wet Soils, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly in extreme heat. Requires less water once established.

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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