Member Price: $69.95
Member Price: $69.95
The Henry's Garnet Virginia Sweetspire (Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet') is a versatile and attractive deciduous shrub known for its showy, fragrant flowers and striking, colorful foliage. This native North American plant is a popular choice for gardens and landscapes due to its multi-season interest, low-maintenance nature, and adaptability to various growing conditions.
Henry's Garnet Virginia Sweetspire is a medium-sized shrub, typically reaching a height and spread of 5-6 feet. It grows in a mounding, arching form, creating a graceful and natural appearance. The shrub is adaptable to various growing conditions, thriving in full sun to part shade and in moist, well-drained soils. It is cold hardy in USDA zones 5-9 and can tolerate wet soil conditions, making it suitable for planting near streams, ponds, or in rain gardens.
This cultivar of Virginia Sweetspire is notable for its improved features compared to the species, including larger flowers and more vibrant fall foliage coloration. Additionally, the Henry's Garnet Virginia Sweetspire is generally pest and disease resistant, ensuring a healthy and long-lasting addition to any landscape.
One of the most striking features of the Henry's Garnet Virginia Sweetspire is its showy, fragrant flowers. The shrub produces long, slender racemes of small, white flowers that bloom in late spring to early summer. These drooping flower clusters can reach up to 6 inches in length and emit a pleasant, sweet fragrance that attracts pollinators, such as butterflies and bees.
The abundant flowering of the Henry's Garnet Virginia Sweetspire makes it an excellent choice for adding visual interest and a touch of romance to gardens, borders, or naturalized areas.
Another remarkable feature of the Henry's Garnet Virginia Sweetspire is its striking, colorful foliage. The shrub has elliptical, dark green leaves that provide a lush, dense backdrop during the growing season. In the fall, the foliage transforms into an eye-catching display of deep garnet-red to brilliant burgundy shades, adding spectacular autumn interest to the landscape.
The vibrant, changing foliage of the Henry's Garnet Virginia Sweetspire makes it a valuable addition to any garden, providing a dynamic visual element that evolves throughout the seasons.
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