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Welcome to the land of sweet scents!  

Scentlandia Sweetspire (Itea virginica ‘SMNIVDFC’) is a new and improved version of a great landscape plant that every garden should have. There are several reasons why:

*Scentlandia is fabulously fragrant. Sweetspire will perfume your garden for many weeks in the summer.
*It is a hardy native, so it doesn’t have the same disease issues and weaknesses that other decorative flowering shrubs have.
*It thrives in either sun or shade.
*It has a fabulous fragrance.
*Deer will leave it alone.
*The foliage is beautiful, even when the shrub isn’t in flower.
*It has amazing fall color.
*More cold hardy than previous versions, so even gardeners in the coldest parts of its hardiness zone can enjoy it.
*Did we mention the fabulous fragrance?

The flowers are a creamy white and are lovely gooseneck spires that come out of the shrub like spiraling fireworks. The leaves turn fantastic shades of ruby red and smoky maroon in the fall, giving the plant a bi-colored look. Outstanding fall color!

It grows up to 3’ tall, so it is perfect for borders and beds. Make sure that you plant it where you can enjoy the flowers in summer, the leaves in the fall and the SCENT! Buy yours today!

* Fragrant white flowers
* Sun or shade
* Hardy native
* Outstanding fall color

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

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 .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter 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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Scentlandia Sweetspire Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Itea virginica 'SMNIVDFC'
Foliage Deciduous
Mature Height 2 - 3 feet
Mature Spread 3 - 4 feet
Soil Type Any soils even with poor drainage
Moisture Water to establish, then as needed
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Full Shade, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Orange, Red