Best to allow the shrub to spread naturally to control erosion or plant in groups to serve as a ground cover.
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.
Rate this Plant:
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
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
- Border or Bed
- Low Maintenance
- Drought Tolerant
- No Deadheading
- Full Sun
- Partial Sun
- Attracts Butterflies
- Deer Resistant
Season of Interest (Flowering):
Season of Interest (Foliage):
- Average Water
- Moist, Well-Drained