Itea 'Henry's Garnet' (Virginia Sweetspire)

Height: 3-4 feet
Spread: 4-6 feet
Light: Full sun to part shade
Soil: Average, medium to wet, well-drained soil
Description: This Virginia sweetspire cultivar is an erect, rounded, deciduous shrub. Early summer finds 'Henry's Garnet' covered in spires of fragrant, tiny white flowers. Oval, dark green leaves turn an attractive garnet red in autumn, sometimes persisting on the shrub until December. Versatile shrub for sunny or shady areas of the shrub border or woodland garden. Also a good specimen or foundation plant. Good for wet locations such as low spots or on the edges of streams or ponds.


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