Henry’s Garnet Sweetspire

General Information

Henry’s Garnet Sweetspire features rounded form with arching branches. This Virginia sweetspire has dark green foliage that turns a beautiful, crimson to garnet red in fall. In early summer, fragrant white flowers appear.  The beautiful flowers form bottlebrush shaped racemes. The Henry’s Garnet Sweetspire tends to naturalize. Can be used on slopes and hillsides to help prevent erosion.  Plant in mass for a hedge or border. Beautiful specimen shrub.  Use in foundation plantings and woodland gardens.  Tends to naturalize in wild settings. Use along the edge of streams or ponds.

Additional Information

Itea virginica ‘Henry’s Garnet’ grows best in Full to Part Sun. It will grow best in partial shade where it has some protection from the sun. It will grow 3-4′ tall with a spread of 4-6′.  Plant in zones 5 to 9. Deer and rabbit resistant. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.

Care & Shipping Notes

Plant in average to moist, well drained soil. Prefers moist, fertile soil.  Will tolerate a variety of soil conditions. No serious insect or disease problems. Fertilize in fall. Prune early spring to maintain shape.  Can be trimmed again after blooming. Remove suckers to prevent naturalizing.  NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE IN THESE US STATES AND TERRITORIES: AK, HI, GM, PR, VI. Also, WE NO LONGER SHIP TO CALIFORNIA due to Department of Ag restrictions on live plants.

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Spread 3-4'
Height 3-4'
Light Full Sun to Full Shade
Planting Zone 5 to 9

Planting Zone Map

US Planting Zones


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