Botanical Name: Itea virginica ‘Sprich’
Common Name: ‘Little Henry’ Dwarf Virginia Sweetspire, Tassel White, Virginia Willow
Description: Sweetspire is one of my favorite Texas native shrubs for the part sun to part shade areas of your garden. ‘Little Henry’ is a smaller nativar that grows only 2-3′ tall and wide. It flowers beautiful white, fragrant flowers in the Spring that attract all kinds of butterflies and pollinators. It also give beautiful red/purple Fall leaf color before it goes deciduous for the winter. It grows best in part sun to part shade. Full on west sun for extended periods is difficult on it. It’ll do great in the moist area of your garden, but it also adapts to regular gardening environments. It does like to have supplemental water if it doesn’t rain on a regular basis. Great in rain gardens, garden beds, edge of woodland areas, and wet areas.
Hardiness Zones 5 – 9