Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet'

Itea virginica (Henry's Garnet Sweetspire)

Henry's Garnet Sweetspire

This native is a very nice shrub to add to your moist, wet garden areas. It's summer foliage is very attractive and its fall color is beautiful lasting longer than most other plants fall coloration. It often lasts through the winter in the warmest regions of its hardiness zone range. Plants stay fairly small making it nicely suited for residential landscapes. It is outstanding in spring with flowers adorning the entire canopy, in summer with shiny foliage and fall with brilliant color for several weeks. This one is a winner.

Although native to moist and wet spots in the woods as an understory plant where it forms a loose open canopy, placing the plant in sunny spot allows it to develop a full, dense canopy. Plants sucker and can be divided as they grow. Plants serve as butterfly nectar sources.


Height
4-6 Feet

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Spread
6-10 Feet

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USDA Hardiness Zone 5A to 9A

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes
Mass Plant
Edging
Specimen
Evergreen
Border
Exposure
Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Growth Rate
Fast
Habit
Upright
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Soil Moisture Needs
Average
Dry
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