Itea virginica 'Little Henry'

Virginia Sweetspire

$ 14.95

Item #: 1307
Pot Size: full quart


Plant Description

Itea virginica is an understory shrub native to moist woods in the southeast. It is an open upright shrub growing to about 7 feet tall. It has bright green oblong leaves which turn a good red in the fall. White, fragrant flowers are borne on upright, dense racemes (elongated clusters) 2 to 6 inches long in early summer. The native species is good enough to include in your garden. But, 'Little Henry' is a truly outstanding selection because it is very dense and compact, growing only to about 4 feet tall and at least as wide. The flower clusters are about 6 inches long, and they arch and spray above the foliage beautifully. Fall foliage turns deep burgundy. The colorful leaves seem to hold on forever, too, sometimes persisting well into the winter. Grow 'Little Henry' in moist to average soil in full sun or light shade. This plant in flower or in fall color is a dazzler, and also a butterfly magnet.

 

Characteristics

Rain Garden

Good Fall Color

Butterfly Plant

Native Plant

Good Fragrance

Ease of Culture

Easy to grow

Evergreen

Semi Evergreen

Plant Type

Shrub

Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny,

Half and half

Soil Condition

Average, Organic

Moisture Tolerance

Moderately moist, Moist

Size

full quart

Height

24 to 36, 36 or taller

 

Flower Color

White/whitish

Bloom Time

Early summer,

Early summer

Spread

4ft

Hardiness Zones

5, 6, 7, 8, 9