Little Henry® Virginia Sweetspire
Fragrant Flowers and Fall Interest
- Fragrant Summer flowers
- Works well in containers
- Fall Color
- Works in Wet Soil
- Tolerates Sun or Shade
Little Henry Virginia Sweetspire, Itea virginica 'Sprich', is a dwarf ornamental shrub with summer flowers and fall color. Plant several en masse for a naturalized look to brighten up a drab side yard, or use just one as a foundation planting. With its small stature, Little Henry Sweetspire would even do well in a container for your patio.
Little Henry Sweetspire will delight you with its profusion of whimsical, spring blooms. The 6-inch long, bottle brush-like spikes of flowers will virtually blanket your Little Henry Sweetspire in pristine white color during the summer. Its subtly-sweet fragrance creates a clarion call to your yard's butterflies and hummingbirds, and is certain to call visitors in for a closer look as well. Little Henry's vibrant green foliage will present a flaming-red display for fall, a last gasp of color before resting for the winter months.
It has a smaller and slightly more compact nature than other varieties, and is adaptive to a variety of conditions. Your wildlife (pollinators), will love it yet potentially destructive wildlife (such as deer), will leave it alone. Under optimal conditions, Little Henry Sweetspire will live 40 years or more. Overall, it's generally a trouble-free, ornamental shrub.
If you're looking for summer flowers and fall color on a carefree, ornamental shrub then look no further. Little Henry Sweetspire is a dwarf variety that still maintains all the expected Sweetspire features, and would certainly be a welcomed addition to your yard this year.
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|
|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||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|
|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|
|#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|
|#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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|Brand||Proven Winners ColorChoice|
|Botanical Name||Itea virginica 'Sprich' USPP 10,988|
|Mature Height||2 - 3 feet|
|Mature Spread||2- 3 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Full Shade, Partial Sun|
|Fall Color||Orange, Red|