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Scentlandia® Sweetspire

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  • USDA Hardiness Zones 5-9
  • Height 2-3 Feet Tall
  • Spread 2-3 Feet Wide
  • Light Requirement is Full Shade to Full Sun

The Scentlandia Sweetspire is a very versatile plant and one of the most fragrant sweetspire out there! Its compact size makes it wonderful for any space. It is tolerant to shade and will thrive in the most wet soils. The blooms are larger and more tolerant to colder climates than other sweetspires. You are sure to love this one!

Blooms begin to appear in the early summer. The white blooms are paired with lovely green foliage. It is highly fragrant. This perennial has a height and spread of twenty-four to thirty-six inches. Its compact size allows for versatility. Plant near a window and you will enjoy its fragrance. It does well with mass planting, edging, border plating. It makes for wonderful ground cover. It is a great addition to any landscape or garden.

Scentlandia Sweetspire Care

The Scentlandia Sweetspire is extremely shade tolerant. You can plant in full sun, part shade, or full shade. It has average water needs. This shrub can tolerate all soils with varying PH levels. The Scentlandia Sweetspire can tolerate wet soils. Mulching around the base is preferred. Once new growth appears, dead stems can be removed. Pruning should take place after new growth emerges.

Scentlandia Sweetspire Spacing

Spacing for the Scentlandia Sweetspire should be at minimum 24” center on center, when planting in proximity such as border or mass plating. Proper spacing ensues the health of your plant and strong roots.

Scentlandia Sweetspire Plant Facts

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9
Flower Color(s): White
Bloom Period: Early Summer
Foliage Color(s): Green to Red
Light Exposure: Full Shade to Full Sun
Height Class: Short
Height: 2-3 Feet
Spread: 2-3 Feet
Spacing: 2-3 Feet
Habit: Mounded
Blooms On: Old Wood
Watering: Average
Shrub Type: Deciduous
Scientific Name: Scentlandia® Itea virginica 'SMNIVDFC' USPPAF
Common Name: Scentlandia® Sweetspire
Other Name(s): Virginia Sweetspire; Virginia Willow
Brand: Proven Winners ColorChoice®
Drought Tolerant: No
Features: Fall Interest; Fragrant Flower

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

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

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • 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.

2 Reviews - Scentlandia® Sweetspire Show Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by Karen Decker on Jul 8th 2020

    Plants were very healthy.

  • 5
    Order Perfect!

    Posted by Betty Anderson on May 30th 2020

    My plants arrived in great condition. I planted them the next day and so far they are looking very healthy!