Henry's Garnet Virginia Sweetspire planted in landscape

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Mature Height: 3-5' tall
  • Mature Width: 3-6' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 3-6' apart


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  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

Henry's Garnet Virginia Sweetspire

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet'

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Why the 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 tree's 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 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 cacoon of green foliage. Once summer turns to fall, the foliage transforms into lavish purples and reds that are sure to turn heads each autumn.

Why Bower & Branch?

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower

Growth Facts

    Hardiness Zone: 5-9

    Mature Height: 3-5' tall

    Mature Width: 3-6' wide

    Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade

    Spacing: 3-6' apart

How To Plant

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 prune off suckers if you desire a more contained plant.

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 late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 5-9

How Does Shipping Work?

Size AA & AAA (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.

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