Gardening Basics

Downsized Shrubs

Enhance the look of ornamental garden beds with small flowering shrubs that are in scale with their perennial counterparts.

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'Little Henry' sweetspire (Itea virginica 'Little Henry'). In early summer sweetspire produces long, slender and sweetly fragrant white blooms that can easily last for two months. Butterflies love the flowers.

A compact three-foot plant, sweetspire prefers moist, fertile soils in full sun to partial shade. During the summer the leaves are a distinct bright green, then turn scarlet and crimson in fall. Hardy in USDA Zones 5 to 9

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