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Itea virginica ‘Henry’s Garnet’ – Henry’s Garnet Sweetspire

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Itea virginica ‘Henry’s Garnet’ – Henry’s Garnet Sweetspire

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Enhance your garden with Henry’s Garnet Sweetspire (Itea virginica ‘Henry’s Garnet’), an alluring shrub that offers year-round beauty. With fragrant white flowers in spring and vibrant red-purple foliage in fall, this easy-to-grow plant is perfect for any landscape. Drought-tolerant and pollinator-friendly, it’s an ideal choice for adding color and life to your outdoor space.


Please note: Most pictures represent mature plants. Unless otherwise specified, all of our plants are sold in 4″ pots to make shipping possible and will mature in time.

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Plant in 4" pot

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6-Pack, 9-Pack, Single


Deciduous Shrub


Full Sun, Part Shade, Shade


Medium, Wet


Fragrant, Showy

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Product Description

Introducing the captivating Henry’s Garnet Sweetspire (Itea virginica ‘Henry’s Garnet’), a standout shrub that promises to bring a cascade of color and fragrance to your garden. This variety, celebrated for its extended blooming season and stunning fall foliage, is an upgrade to any landscape, combining beauty, resilience, and environmental benefits.

Why Henry’s Garnet Sweetspire Stands Out

  • Extended Bloom Time: Enjoy the sweet scent of its white flowers from late spring into early summer, offering a longer flowering period compared to other varieties.
  • Spectacular Fall Color: Witness a breathtaking transition to vibrant shades of red and purple in the fall, enhancing your garden’s autumnal palette.
  • Wildlife Attraction: This shrub is a haven for pollinators, attracting butterflies and bees, while its dense foliage provides shelter for birds.
  • Low Maintenance: Henry’s Garnet Sweetspire is remarkably easy to care for, requiring minimal maintenance. It is drought-tolerant once established and thrives in a wide range of soil conditions.
  • Versatile Planting Options: Ideal for mass plantings, borders, or as a standalone specimen, its compact size and attractive form make it a versatile choice for any garden design.

Cultivation and Care

  • Sunlight: Thrives in full sun to partial shade, making it adaptable to various garden spots.
  • Soil: Prefers moist, well-drained soils but is adaptable to different soil types, including clay.
  • Watering: Has a moderate water requirement but establishes drought tolerance once mature.
  • Planting Tips: Space plants about 4 feet apart to accommodate their mature spread.

Seasonal Beauty and Ecological Impact Henry’s Garnet Sweetspire is not just a plant; it’s a year-round spectacle in the garden. From its fragrant spring blooms to its fiery fall foliage, this shrub provides continuous interest. Beyond its aesthetic appeal, it plays a crucial role in supporting local ecosystems, making it a responsible choice for environmentally conscious gardeners.

Transform Your Landscape with Henry’s Garnet Sweetspire Henry’s Garnet Sweetspire is the perfect addition to any garden looking to achieve a balance between decorative beauty and ecological harmony. Its low-maintenance nature, combined with its stunning visual appeal and wildlife benefits, makes it an excellent choice for gardeners of all levels. Order now to infuse your garden with the enduring charm and beauty of Henry’s Garnet Sweetspire!


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Summer Shipping Concerns

Please expect some delays in shipping during summer months!

Shipping perishable items in the heat of summer can be tricky to say the least. Our goal is to try to get your plants to you in the best shape possible.

This means we may hold off on shipping items during periods of excessively high temperatures to give your new plants the best chance of surviving their journey in good shape.