Fountains Of Rouge™ Virginia Sweetspire

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Top Choice Fountains Of Rouge™ Virginia Sweetspire

  • Longest Lasting Fall Color Display Available
  • Fragrant Flower Clusters Shaped Like Bottlebrushes
  • Creamy-White Flowers Attract Lots of Butterflies
  • Excellent Choice for Essential Pollinators
  • Flowers Develop Seeds that Feed Birds
  • Arching Branches Make Great Shelter for Birds
  • Dark Green, Leathery Leaves Stay Shiny All Season
  • Fantastic Fall Color is Brilliant Reddish Purple
  • Compact Selection Developed by American Beauties Native Plants
  • Can Be Grown in Sun to Partial Shade
  • Durable and Widely Adaptable to a Wide Range of Soil Types
  • Puts up with Boggy and Dry Soils
  • Briefly Drought Tolerant
  • Deer Seldom Damage This Selection
  • Semi-Evergreen in Warm Climates

Delightful Fountains Of Rouge™ Virginia Sweetspire (Itea virginica 'Fountains of Rouge™') works all season-long. You'll love it's charm, toughness and benefits for your local ecosystem.

Boost the look of your landscape with this modern cultivar of a native shrub. Sweetspire develops those showy cigar-shaped blooms that smell so wonderful!

Each flowering raceme is six inches long, and composed of hundreds of tiny flowers. You'll be astonished at how many butterflies will come to gather nectar each day.

Order enough to have material for fragrant cut flower arrangements! Mix into a country-style bouquet with the season's first Roses; or showcase them in a modern display.

All summer, these compact, spreading bushes catch the sunlight with glossy, thick leaves. Several Fountains of Rouge make a sophisticated backdrop or low hedge to define your garden design.

Leave the spent flowers on the shrub to develop into seed heads as the summer draws to a close. Local birds will love to nibble on them for a nutritious snack!

Let's not forget the grand finale! Fountains Of Rouge Virginia Sweetspire develops some of the deepest fall color on the market.

They'll rival Burning Bush in a good year. And with this cultivar...the color lasts and lasts.

Get plenty of ornamental benefits in this easy-care shrub. Give it sun, partial shade, well-drained, soggy, dry on occasion...this durable native plant survives just about anything.

Don't miss this gorgeous choice. Order Fountains Of Rouge Virginia Sweetspire from our native shrub experts today!

How to Use Fountains Of Rouge™ Virginia Sweetspire in the Landscape

Use one as a colorful specimen in a high-profile location. Group a few together, if you have the'll love making a bigger "splash"!

Weave them together with other pollinator-friendly plants to create a happy, healthy ecosystem. Involve the kids in your life to help you plan out the design.

Let your imagination catch fire with their long-lasting appeal. How can you incorporate low hedges in your landscape to add definition and color?

Line either side of your walkways with a broad hedge of this exceptional shrub for a wonderful garden experience. Plant four feet away from the pavement, and tuck in your favorite Groundcover Sedums for an energetic look.

Perk up a boring backyard with a new island bed. Yes, you can steal some of the lawn to develop a glorious focal point!

Site your new bed to give yourself a view from the patio and even from windows inside your home. Anchor the bed with an evergreen tree or one of our outstanding small flowering trees.

Then, underplant with Fountains Of Rouge Virginia Sweetspire. Add smaller Scentlandia Sweetspire near the edge for a coordinated look!

Partner with other plants and shrubs, including Ivory Halo Dogwood shrubs. Try an alternating planting pattern along a long fence for a very modern sense of formality.

Rather than alternating every other shrub, you might prefer a bolder look on a larger property. Try using at least five Sweetspire in a row , then switch to five Dogwood.

You can also mass these handsome shrubs to control erosion on a slope and fill a wide, open area with color. Plant three feet apart on center in staggered, zigzagging rows.

Commercial property owners can use these low-maintenance shrubs to great advantage with this strategy. People love the look of those beautiful blooms...and you'll appreciate the attention garnered by the fall color!

Add them to Rain Gardens, too. Rugged Sweetspire tolerates damp soils, and can be of great benefit in low-lying areas of your yard.

Naturalize them with Upright Red Chokeberry for a bird-friendly border. They'll look great in front of Arrowwood Viburnum collection, and don't forget the Red-Twigged Dogwoods!

#ProPlantTips for Care

Plant in full sun for the very best performance. But, they'll perform quite well for you in just four hours of sunlight a day.

Adaptable to most soil conditions, Fountains of Rouge will tolerate well-drained and soggy sites. Mulch over the root system to improve the soil quality over time and suppress weeds.

Apply a moderate amount of water on a regular basis. This is especially important if you are keeping them in large containers.

In early spring, trim off the old seed heads for a fresh start. Shape them up and eliminate any winter damage at that time, if desired.

Apply fertilizer in early spring using the application rate listed on the label. We recommend a good, organic, slow-release fertilizer formula for flowering plants.

Create a legacy that stands out in three seasons. Count on the extended fall color of Fountains Of Rouge Virginia Sweetspire for many, many years...order now!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 18.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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Fountains Of Rouge™ Virginia Sweetspire Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Botanical Name Itea virginica 'Fountains of Rouge™'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 3 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Adaptable to Most Soils
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Red
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes
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