SUMMERS OF FEATHERY FLOWER BLOSSOMS AND BRILLIANT BURGUNDY FALL COLOR
- Long strands of white fragrant flowers reach out amongst the bright green foliage
- Provides a multi-season show, as it turns to lavish purples and reds in the fall
- Compact and perfect for small garden spaces
- A great pair to any ornamental shade tree
- Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
- Ships in a plant-safe designed box
- Hardiness Zone: 5-9
- Mature Height: 3-5' tall
- Mature Width: 4-6' wide
- Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
- Spacing: 4-7' apart
Why plant Henry's Garnet Virginia Sweetspire?
Spears of white fragrant flowers reach out amongst the bright green foliage of Henry's Garnet Virginia Sweetspire. A staple in any woodland landscape, Henry's Garnet is one that fits right in under the canopy of your favorite ornamental or shade trees where the sunlight doesn't shine as brightly. As the trees change color and the leaves begin to fall, Henry's Garnet turns a lovely red-purple that compliments the yellows, oranges, and reds all around it.
Henry's Garnet is a cultivar of the native Virginia Sweetspire, Itea virginica, that is native to the eastern US. This deciduous shrub has been known for the fantastic fall color and fragrant white blooms, but Henry's Garnet is especially great at producing larger blooms and more stunning fall foliage.
How to use Henry's Garnet Virginia Sweetspire in the landscape?
You'll be delighted with the multi-season show that Henry's Garnet puts on year after year. This native cultivar starts off the year with bundles of fragrant white flowers that welcome the warm weather from the cocoon of green foliage. Once summer turns to fall, the foliage transforms into lavish purples and reds that are sure to turn heads each autumn.
Hardiness Zone: 5-9
How To Plant Henry's Garnet Virginia Sweetspire
Henry's Garnet is a simple to grow Sweetspire that has only a few requirements. For the best growth and fruition, plant Henry in soil that is moist and humus-rich. This Sweetspire is adaptable to a wide array of different soils such as average soils that are well-draining. Be aware of any spreading and remove suckers if you desire a more contained plant.
How To Water
Water twice weekly for the first 3-5 weeks; then water weekly for the remainder of the year until winter. When you water, water slowly and thoroughly. Watering needs may be altered due to extreme weather conditions.
How To Fertilize
Incorporate Elements Starter Plant Food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant Food granular form on an annual basis each fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.
How To Prune
Your Sweetspire flowers on the previous years growth so prune it as soon as it is done flowering. Prune up to one third of the top growth. Any more that that and you could encourage aggressive suckering. If you want it to stay in place, simply remove the suckers that do appear each summer. Some people do a rejuvenation prune every few years by cutting it to three or four inches.
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