Virginia Sweetspire is in the genus Itea, and is native from New Jersey to eastern Texas. This shrub provides vibrant fall color and although it is deciduous, it is one of the last shrubs to lose its leaves over the winter. Once this plant is established, it can withstand drought conditions. Sweetspire plants are more dense and display a more attractive shape and more blooms when planted in a sunny garden with at least 6 hours of full sun. Sweetspire produce interesting, long bottlebrush-like white flowers in the late spring. Plants bloom on new wood so if needed, prune after flowering. Mature size and other plant characteristics are variety specific.
- Sun to Part Sun
- Vibrant fall foliage color
- Late spring blooming
- Great for mass planting
- Mature size is variety specific