Sweetspire

Sweetspire

Itea virginica

Featured Plant Category: Pollinator Plants, Rain Gardens

Height: 3 to 4'

Container Size: 1 Gallon

Bloom Time: May to June

Bloom Color: White

Soil Moisture: Medium to Wet

Soil Type: Medium to wet, well-drained; prefers moist, humus but adaptable.

Light Requirements: Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone: 5,6,7,8,9

Other Names: Virginia sweetspire, Virginia willow

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Description

Virginia Sweetspire is a rounded, spreading, fragrant shrub, coveted by bees and butterflies for its drooping spires of fragrant white flowers. Its arching branches hold leaves through the fall to prolong its beautiful autumn color. Sweetspire can be grown in a large variety of conditions due to its tolerance for shade, erosion, clay, and damp soil. It does quite well in a rain garden.

Sweetspire has high wildlife value, as it provides food for many types of pollinators, as well as creating protection for birds and small mammals with its closely knit branches. Its adaptability, beauty, and high wildlife value make Sweetspire one of the most popular native shrubs out there.


 

Additional information

Height

3 to 4'

Container Size

1 Gallon

Bloom Time

May to June

Bloom Color

White

Soil Moisture

Medium to Wet

Soil Type

Medium to wet, well-drained; prefers moist, humus but adaptable.

Light Requirements

Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone

5,6,7,8,9

Other Names

Virginia sweetspire, Virginia willow

Shipping Information

We now ship from two locations!

Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.

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