Pruning is seldom needed but may be trimmed immediately after flowering.
Our native sweetspire is a very useful plant for rain gardens and other damp sites. Fragrant summer flowers attract pollinators, and the red fall foliage makes it a good alternative to burning bush. Flowering and fall color may be less pronounced in shade although the plant will grow well. Little Henry® is a dwarf plant that is about half the size of traditional varieties, making it a great choice for smaller landscapes. It may be used for foundation plantings, mixed borders, or planted en masse. It will tolerate clay soil.
|Dimensions||2 × 2 ft|
Itea virginica 'Sprich'
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Full Sun, Part Sun, Shade
Borders, Containers, Foundations, Specimen
Alkaline soil, Attracts pollinators, Clay soil, Compact, Deer resistant, Drought tolerant, Fall interest, Fragrant, Native