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Itea Little Henry Shrubs
Itea virginica 'Sprich'
As Low As: $29.95
|1 Gallon Pot||$29.95||
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|3 Gallon Pot||$55.95|
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Itea Little Henry Shrubs for Sale Online
Itea Little Henry or Dwarf Sweetspire is as colorful as burning bushes in the fall, but native to North America which means its pollinator friendly!
About Your Itea Little Henry Shrubs
Itea Little Henry is a useful native plant with lots of potential for the home landscape. It prefers moist soils and will tolerate wet conditions. It will grow in full sun to full shade, and requires little pruning or other maintenance. Itea Little Henry has lightly scented, pure white flowers that shoot like fireworks in the early summer horizon. Its mounded, compact stature makes it an improvement over older varieties such as the old favorite Itea ‘Henry’s Garnet. In the Fall the green summer foliage changes to a brilliant multitude of oranges and reds, making Itea Little Henry a plant all seasons. Thrives in the dappled sunlight under the canopy of larger trees and in natural woodland settings.
|Mature Height:||2 to 3 feet|
|Mature width:||2 to 3 feet|
|Classification:||Broad Leaved deciduous shrub, Summer flowering|
|Sunlight:||Full Sun to Part Shade|
|Habit:||Upright, great for naturalizing|
|Flower Color:||Fragrant pure white. 2 to 3 inches long.|
|Pruning Season:||Prune in summer after flowering.|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained slightly acidic soil|
|Water Require:||Water well until established.|
|Uses:||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 Little Henry Shrubs
We suggest when planting your newly purchased Itea Little Henry plants that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Itea Little Henry to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occuring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardeners best friend and can help guarantee your success.