Little Henry is a dwarf version of our native itea virginica that is useful all over the garden. This shrub can tolerate anywhere from full sun to full shade and has lightly scented gorgeous white tufts of flowers. When not in bloom it has and attractive foliage and shape that requires no pruning. As a native plant it is beneficial to our local pollinators. The fall color on this shrub is also attractive with green foliage giving way to a swirl of orange and red. For those looking for a flowering plant that will provide lovely blooms and form to a shade garden definitely consider this plant.
|Bloom Color:||Clusters of tiny white flowers|
|Bloom Period:||Early to Mid-summer|
|Genus & Species:||Itea virginica 'Sprich' USPP 10,988|
|Mature Height:||2-3 ft.|
|Mature Spread:||2-3 ft.|
|Plant Spacing:||3 to 4 ft.|
|Planting Depth:||Even with base of the plant|
|Planting Time:||Spring or fall planting|
|Soil Type:||Adaptable to many soil types|
|Sun Exposure:||Full sun to Full shade|
|Zone:||5 to 9|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.
Caring for Itea Virginica Little Henry
A great low-maintenance native plant that pollinators love in sunny spaces. Prefers medium, well-drained soil, but is adaptable to many soil types and will tolerate dry conditions once established. Best shape if left unpruned and requires very little to no maintenance. This really is a great native plant for beginners - tolerates cold conditions and exposed spaces.