Itea virginica 'Sprich'

Little Henry® Virginia Sweetspire

PP# 10,988
Itea virginica 'Sprich' - Little Henry? Virginia Sweetspire

Tips for Homeowners:

This shrub will spread by sending up new shoots (suckering), especially in moist conditions, so allow room to grow. Prune after flowering.

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A dwarf sweetspire, this shrub will have the same impact with its sweet smelling flowers and the brilliant fall color.

  • Lightly scented, pure white flowers
  • Mounded, compact shape is wonderful
  • Makes colorful statement when planted in groups

Best to allow the shrub to spread naturally to control erosion or plant in groups to serve as a ground cover.

Height: 2-3 ft
Spread: 2-3 ft
Zone: 5-9
Color: White

Interesting Notes about Little Henry® Virginia Sweetspire:

Virginia Sweetspire is not only beautiful it is forgiving. The shrub prefers at least 6 hours of sun but will do beautifully in shade. It is a native plant that prefers moist soils, but will adapt to drought conditions as long as it gets ample water during establishment.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Mass Planting
  • Fall Color
  • Fragrant
  • Border or Bed
  • Low Maintenance
  • Drought Tolerant
  • No Deadheading
  • Specimen

Foliage Color:

  • Green
  • Red
  • Purple


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Attracts Wildlife:

  • Attracts Butterflies

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water
  • Moist, Well-Drained