Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet'

Henry's Garnet Virginia Sweetspire

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Shrub
Growth Rate - Medium, fast with adequate nutrition and moisture.
Mature Height - 3-4'
Mature Width -
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Perfect, white, lightly fragrant, 0.33-0.5" diameter, borne in upright, dense, pubescent, up to 6" long racemes. Flowers on previous season's wood.
Fruit - Five valved capsule, 0.25-0.33" long, narrow, pubescent, persistent into the following year, extremely small seeds.
Leaf -
Fall Color - Flourescent red
Bark - Green to reddish purple, glabrous, with a qhite, irregularly chambered pith.
Other Features - An interesting native shrub valued for fragrant flowers at a time when few plants are in flower.
Possible Use -
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Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Prefers moist, fertile soils in moist or wet areas. Best flowers when in full sun. Pruning should be done after flowering.
Native Habitat - Consistently found in swamps, wet woodlands and along wooded streams. Pine barrens of new jersey to Florida, west to Missouri, Louisana, and east Texas.
Diseases and Insects - No serious diseases, though leaf spot may occur.
Strength -
Weakness -

Plants of this taxon:
Bed 91

Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Sweetspire.
- Other plants of the family Grossulariaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Itea.
- Other plants of the species Itea virginica.