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Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet'

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Virginia Sweetspire 'Henry's Garnet'

This now popular and widely grown selection of our native deciduous Sweetspire or Virginia Willow was first offered by Woolanders in 1985 as "Selected Form". We had propagated it from a plant obtained from the Henry Foundation in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania. It had been grown there for many years since first collected somewhere in Georgia by pioneer native plant enthusiast Mary Henry. It has 6 inch long white racemes of flowers typical of Itea virginica but is free flowering and has deep maroon to purple fall color. Its fall color and/or the school's color inspired the name 'Henry's Garnet' subsequently given it at Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College. A fine native shrub for moist soil in the garden bed or border .

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4-6 Feet


4-6 Feet


USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9

Characteristics & Attributes

Growth Rate in the Garden
Soil Properties
Sun Requirements
Full Sun to Part Shade