- USDA Hardiness Zones 5-9
- Height 2-3 Feet Tall
- Spread 2-3 Feet Wide
- Full Shade to Full Sun
The Little Henry Sweetspire appears to have it all! It will give you a stunning show for seasons. The unique fragrant blooms appear early in the summer with its foliage changing from green to oranges and reds in the fall. It can tolerate a variety of conditions and is deer resistant. This North American native is drought tolerant and brings pollinators to your landscape!
The foliage of the Little Henry Sweetspire is stunning. It is a bright green in the spring and summer and turns orange and red in the fall. The fragrant flowers are white and make their appearance early in the summer. It reaches a height of twenty-four to thirty-six inches. The spread is twenty-four to thirty-six inches. It has a mounded habit which makes it wonderful in a container. It is great for mass plating and works wonderfully as a border plant. Its small size makes it versatile to any area.
Little Henry Sweetspire Care
You can plant the Little Henry Sweetspire in full sun to full shade and it will thrive. However flowering is best with some sun. It is preferable to moist soil that is drained well. It has average water needs. Once established it can tolerate drought. It is not picky about PH levels. If desired, pruning can be done after blooming. After winter any dead wood should be removed. Fertilizer should be slow release and applied in the spring.
Little Henry Sweetspire Spacing
Spacing should be 36” to 44” inches, center on center. Proper spacing is important, especially in proximity planting such as mass planting, border planting, or ground cover.
Little Henry Sweetspire Plant Facts
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9
|Plant type: Shrub
|Light Exposure: Full shade to Full Sun
|Flower Color(s): White
|Bloom Period: Early Summer
|Foliage Color(s): Green to Red/Orange
|Height: 2-3 Feet
|Spread: 2-3 Feet
|Spacing: 3-4 Feet
|Flower Color(s): Pink, white
|Flower Description: Small, star-shaped flowers in clusters
|Bloom Period: Spring to summer
|Foliage Type: Deciduous
|Foliage Color(s): Green
|Foliage Description: Small, oval-shaped leaves
|Seasonal Interest: Spring flowers, summer foliage
|Resists: Deer, drought
|Tolerates: Poor soil
|Attracts: Butterflies, hummingbirds
|Container Role: Accent plant
|Uses: Foundation plant, border plant, mass planting
|Features: Fragrant flowers, low-maintenance
|Common Name: LittleHenrySweetspire
|Other Name(s): Henry's sweetspire
|Scientific Name: Itea virginica 'Little Henry'
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.
For more detailed information, please click here.
Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
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.