- 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|
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