Little Henry provides a long, exciting, multi–season show in a small package. Bottlebrush plumes of white flowers appear all over the plant and lure in butterflies. Then, as the weather cools in fall, the green foliage completely changes to vibrant garnet red. This deciduous shrub is rarely on the menu for deer. Little Henry Sweetspire ships now, as a more established plant in a gallon–sized pot. It's an easy addition to spruce up a summer border. Itea virginica 'Little Henry' PP10988
Rubus fruticosus 'A 1960' PP26405
18 - 24 inches
24 - 36 inches
24 - 36 inches
June - July
Set at same level it is at in container, firm and water well
Mulch in northern climates, remove early in the spring before growth starts
Medium to fast once established, which takes approximately 6 - 8 weeks
1/3" - 1/2" diameter, borne in dense, semi-pendulous racemes 4" - 6" long
Simple, elliptic or obovate 1 1/2" - 3" long, 3/4" - 1/4" wide. Lustrous dark green, turning brilliant garnet red to scarlet in the fall. Persistent and evergreen in southern climates
Tolerates a wide range of soil conditions including drought & bog but prefers rich well-drained soil.
Water regularly in extreme heat; requires less water once established
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When will my order ship?
Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:
|2020 Fall Shipping Schedule
||Large Potted - Larger than 4"
||7/6/20 - 11/27/20
||7/6/20 - 12/11/20
|Last Order Date
||Zones 1A-6B: 11/23/20
Zones 7A-10B: 12/7/20