Virginia Sweetspire (Itea virgincia 'Henry's Garnet')
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Native Itea is gaining popularity for its usefulness in all sorts of landscaping situations whether massed by a pond or stream, or in a border as a companion to a host of perennials. ‘Henry’s Garnet’ has fragrant 6" long white racemes in June and July in good quantity. The rich green leaves make a nice rounded shape 4-5' high and 6' wide. Its foliage in the fall is dependably brilliant reddish-purple in color before fulfilling its deciduous life cycle. This shrub is easy to grow handling shade or sun, and wet or dry soils.