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Quick Overview

  • Pure White Flowers,
  • Compact Shrub,
  • Excellent Fall Color,
Common Name:Sweetspire
Plant Type:Shrub
Brand:Proven Winners Shrubs
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 What is my zone?
Height:1 - 3 Feet
Spread:3 - 3 Feet
Exposure:Full Shade (0-4 hrs.)
Full Sun (+6 hrs.)
Part Shade (4-6 hrs.)
Blooms On:This Year's Growth
Nature Attractions:Butterflies
Critter Resistance:Deer
Flower Color:White Shades

Availability: In stock

Product Name Price Qty
(Ships in Spring)
  • Buy 3 for $18.04 each and save 10%
  • Buy 6 for $17.09 each and save 15%
  • Buy 12 for $16.14 each and save 19%
LITTLE HENRY® Itea - PWCC - 8" Jumbo Pot
(Ships in Spring)
  • Buy 3 for $34.19 each and save 5%
  • Buy 6 for $32.39 each and save 10%
  • Buy 12 for $30.59 each and save 15%


(Sweetspire) LITTLE HENRY® Itea is a versatile, compact shrub that offers multi-season appeal. In early summer, butterflies and hummingbirds are attracted to a profusion of sweetly scented, white flowers that erupt over the mounding foliage. As the temperature cools in early fall, the foliage turns reddish orange and eventually changes to a brilliant blood red that is even more intense than a burning bush! LITTLE HENRY® is extremely versatile in the landscape. It prefers moist soils, but will even tolerate wet conditions. It will grow in full sun to full shade, and requires little pruning or other maintenance. A PROVEN WINNERS® COLORCHOICE® Flowering Shrub.
More Info

LITTLE HENRY® Itea virginica 'Sprich' PP10,988

Common Name Sweetspire
USDA Hardiness Zone 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Type Shrub
Brand Proven Winners Shrubs
Sun Exposure Full Shade (0-4 hrs.), Full Sun (+6 hrs.), Part Shade (4-6 hrs.)
Soil Moisture Needs Moist, Wet
Nature Attractions Butterflies
Critter Resistance Deer
Flower Color White Shades
Attributes Compact Shrub, Deciduous, Fragrant, Native
Design Use Border, Combination Containers, Container, Massing, Specimen
Blooms On This Year's Growth
Growth Habit Mounding
Season of Interest (Flowering) Late Spring or Early Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage) Fall

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Customer Reviews

A Champ Review by Katherine | Zone: 6a
I planted one Itea last spring. It produced a fair amount of blooms and I loved the fall color it produced. We had a tough winter in Chicago, but it came back like a champ and it is full, lush and has loads of blooms. The leaves are so glossy when they are green. I cannot wait to see how it will look in the fall. (Posted on 7/4/2011)
Outstanding Review by Pam | Zone: 8a
Two neighbors in my development have Little Henry in their gardens, both are outstanding. Can't wait till they come back in stock so I may purchase. (Posted on 5/7/2011)
No Flowers Review by Kent G | Zone: 6a
Disappointing so far. No flowers like the photos. Planted in partial shade 2 years old. I have 5 of these. (Posted on 9/9/2010)
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