Itea virginica Henry's Garnet

Henry's Garnet Virginia Sweetspire

Selected at Swarthmore College for brilliant reddish-purple fall foliage and 6" long flower racemes. The flowers are slightly fragrant and attract pollinators.  Plants retain leaves well into winter. Shiny red stems are attractive after the leaves drop. 

Plants will spread by suckers in moist soil and make a fine addition to shrub borders, woodland gardens, and naturalized areas.

  • Deciduous, native shrub for borders and woodland gardens
  • Outstanding red-purple fall color
  • Fragrant white flowers in late spring into early summer

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Landscape Characteristics
Bark Color
Flowers
Foliage Color
Fragrance
Classification by Use
Color Impact
Mass Planting
Native
Animal Resistance
Deer Resistant
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Pollinators
Habit
Mounding
Spreading
Upright
Light Requirement
Sun
Part Sun
Part Shade
Foliage
Deciduous
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Growth Rate
Moderate
Soil Moisture
Average Water
Well-Drained
Wet Soil/Wetlands
Foliage Color
Green
Purple
Red
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Itea virginica Henry's Garnet

Prefers moist, fertile soil and full sun or shade. Grows in wet soil in natural areas. Can become chlorotic in alkaline soil.