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Itea Henry's Garnet Sweetspire for Sale Online
Itea Henry’s Garnet (Itea Virginica) is a deciduous shrub that puts on a grand show with its seasonally color-changing foliage. The vigorous grower boasts fragrant white flowers in the spring and intense red-purple fall foliage that lasts well into the winter.
More commonly referenced as the Garnet Virginia Sweetspire, the Itea Henry’s Garnet is an award-winning plant that grows to be a 5 to 6-foot-tall shrub. The plants arching branches cascade with flowers and beauty adding a sense of elegance and grace to any garden.
Ideal conditions for these eye-catching shrubs includes partially shaded, dappled sunlight and wet soil. Henry's Garnet Virginia is relatively adaptable and will also tolerate conditions of full sun, full shade, and various soils.
These luscious deciduous shrubs are a gorgeous standout in the landscape and are prevalent in landscape borders, foundation plantings, hedges, and specimen focal points. These North American Native plants also look great in cottage style and woodland gardens.
|4 to 5 feet
|4 to 6 feet
|Broad Leaved deciduous shrub, Summer flowering
|Full Sun to Part Shade
|Upright, great for naturalizing
|Fragrant pure white. 2 to 3 inches long.
|Prune in summer after flowering.
|Any well drained slightly acidic soil
|Water well until established.
|Tolerates moist soil and partial shade or full sun. Full sun brings out the best fall color. Will adapt to drier sites. Spreads by suckers; remove them as they appear if you don’t want a colony.
How to Care for Itea Henry's Garnet
Be sure to read our planting instructions to ensure a healthy and happy plant for years to come!
Introduced to the nursery trade in 1982 by the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College. The original was part of a group of seedlings collected in Georgia and passed to the arboretum by Josephine Henry of Gladwyne, Pa. Dr. Michael Dirr suggested the arboretum name this particular seedling. Henry’s refers to Josephine Henry and Garnet refers to Swarthmore’s school color (not the shrub’s fall foliage).