Itea virginica ‘Henrys Garnet’

Has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit.
Common Name : Virginian sweetspireFamily : RosaceaeType : ShrubHabit : ErectHeight : 1-1.5 metresSpread : 1-1.5 metresFlower colour : WhiteFlowering from : Juneto JuneFoliage : Semi-evergreenFoliage colour : GreenSunlight : Full Sun / Part ShadeMoisture : Moist but well-drainedSoil : AcidSeason of interest : Spring - Summer - Autumn - WinterFragrant Hardiness: Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters -15° to -10°

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.

See on garden plan - Coordinates: P19