- Full Shade to Full Sun (Can Grow In Most Sunlight Conditions)
- Height 2 - 3 Feet
- Width 2 - 3 Feet
- Growing Zones 5-9
Fizzy Mizzy™ Sweetspire (Itea virginica) is a small shrub with green foliage and upright stalks covered with white flowers. It blooms in late spring/early summer, then in autumn the leaves turn burgundy and red. The flowers have a sweet, light fragrance.
This Sweetspire is deer resistant, and the sweet-smelling flowers attract pollinators. Because it is so small, it can be used in a number of ways; as a specimen plant, border, edging, container, ground cover, mass planting, or in the landscape. This is a deciduous shrub native to the Eastern United States and is hardy from zone 5-9.
Fizzy Mizzy Sweetspire Care
Fizzy Mizzy™ Sweetspire will grow in anything from full sun to full shade, although you won’t get as many flowers or as pretty a fall foliage without at least some direct sunlight. At planting, and each spring, fertilize the plant with a slow-release fertilizer made for shrubs and trees. If the plant is in a container, fertilize with a water-soluble fertilizer monthly for best results. Fizzy Mizzy™ Sweetspire thrives in wet to moist soil but is also drought tolerant after it is established.
Do not prune Fizzy Mizzy™ Sweetspire until spring growth is showing. Prune out dead branches and leave the rest of the shrub as it stands. Mulch with 2 inches of mulch to help retain moisture.
Fizzy Mizzy Sweetspire Spacing
This sweetspire shrub is compact and tidy and grows 2-3 feet tall and 2-3 feet wide. Spacing should be easy to remember since it is 2-3 feet as well.
Fizzy Mizzy Sweetspire Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9
|Plant Type: Shrub
|Sunlight Exposure: Full Shade to Full Sun
|Mature Height: 2 - 3 Feet
|Mature Width: 2 - 3 Feet
|Plant Spacing: 2 - 3 Feet
|Growth Habit: Mounded
|Flower Color(s): White
|Seasonal Interest: Early Summer Mid Summer
|Foliage Type: Deciduous
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Deadheading Not Necessary, Fragrant, Low Maintenance
|Uses: Border Plant Container Edging Plant Groundcover Landscape Mass Planting Specimen or Focal Point
|Plant Brand: Proven Winners
|Botanical/Scientific Name: Itea virginica 'SMNIVMM' USPPAF, Can PBRAF
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.