Itea virginica ‘Henrys Garnet’
Has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

Common Name : Virginian sweetspireType : ShrubHabit : ErectFoliage : Semi-evergreenHeight : 1-1.5 metresSpread : 1-1.5 metresFlower colour : WhiteFlowering from : Juneto JuneFoliage colour : GreenHardiness : H5
Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters -15° to -10°
Sunlight : Full Sun / Part ShadeMoisture : Moist but well-drainedSoil : AcidSeason of interest : Spring - Summer - Autumn - WinterTo be Sheltered Fragrant

This Virginia sweetspire cultivar is an erect, rounded, deciduous shrub which typically grows 3-4′ tall. Features fragrant, tiny white flowers borne in cylindrical, drooping racemes (3-6″ long) which cover the shrub with bloom in early summer. Oval, dark green leaves (1-4″ long) turn an attractive garnet red in autumn, sometimes persisting on the shrub until December. Flowers (racemes larger) and fall color of this cultivar are superior to that of the species.


 

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