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Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet'

 
Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet'
Virginia sweetspire
Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet'

Common name Virginia sweetspire
Family grossulariaceae
Life cycle shrub (Z5-9)
Flowers white (June)
Size 3-4'
Light sun-part shade
Cultural notes moist soil

Rounded deciduous shrub with fragrant white flowers in drooping clusters. Purple-red fall color. Our specimen has stayed smaller than the size range suggested above, but has reliably flowered for us from late May into June. It's also one of the few shrubs I've found easy to root, from cuttings taken in June.

In our garden, this plant grows in the following areas: arbor zone, bogside border

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