Itea virginica Little Henry®
Itea virginica Little Henry®

Itea virginica Little Henry®

Shipment begins in Fall 2020

SKU: F63480
1 for $29.00
Quick Facts
Common Name: Sweetspire
Hardiness Zone: 5-9S/W Exposure: Sun to Part Shade
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Blooms In: May-Jun
Height: 2-3' Spacing: 30-36"
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: ONE GALLON POT
Fragrance: Yes
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Little Henry® has the same fragrant white flowers and ravishing crimson fall foliage as other Sweetspires, but is just half their size. An excellent addition near the front of shrub borders, it can also be planted in groups to form a low-maintenance ground cover that suppresses weeds. A Proven Winners® variety. 'Sprich' PP 10,988




The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.


We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.


We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.



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Growing guide

Growing guide
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Latin Name Pronunciation: it'-ee-ah 

This popular shrub, known for its fragrant flowers, is found in woodlands and along stream banks growing in the wild. It is one of the easiest shrubs to grow, tolerating a range of conditions and requiring little pruning, and is a great plant for massing on banks or in borders. May be semi-evergreen in Zones 8 and 9.

Light/Watering: Sweetspire can be grown in full sun or partial shade, although fall foliage color is most intense on plants grown in full sun and sited where leaves are illuminated by side or back light. Prefers average to wet soil, yet surprisingly tolerant of drought once established.

Fertilizer/Soil and pH: Sweetspire is very adaptable but will thrive in moist, fertile soil.

Pests/Diseases: Seldom has disease or pest problems.


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