What can I plant with Little Henry sweetspire?
* Great partner: Try ringing three or four Little Henries around a dark-leafed ‘Diabolo’ ninebark for a great shrub combo. In shadier spots, surround Little Henry with pink impatiens.
Does Little Henry grow in shade?
Little Henry is a useful native plant with lots of potential for the home landscape. It prefers moist soils and will tolerate wet conditions. It will grow in full sun to full shade, and requires little pruning or other maintenance.
Do you cut back sweetspire?
If needed, prune these early summer flowering shrubs soon after they have bloomed. Prune the plant to improve the shape and reduce its size but, be careful not to remove more than 30% of the top growth.
Is sweetspire native?
Virginia Sweetspire is a native deciduous to a semi-evergreen shrub that is found in the southeast USA on streambanks and wet pine barrens. It is found in most areas of NC. It can grow up to 8 feet tall and has graceful arching branches.
What does sweetspire look like?
Virginia sweetspire is a deciduous shrub with arching stems and alternate simple leaves that are oval in shape and dark green in color. It has a long period of good autumn color with leaves that turn shades of red, orange, and gold.
When should I plant sweetspire?
Autumn is the best time to start a new plant by root division. Simply snip one of the suckered roots free of the mother plant. Virginia sweetspire is deer resistant and does not have any serious pests or diseases although some selections may be more susceptible to flea beetles and leaf spot.
Do hummingbirds like sweetspire?
With its white blossoms, Virginia Sweetspire might not look like a hummingbird magnet, but you can bet it is! Hummers love this bird-friendly native plant, making it the perfect addition to your Bird-Friendly Native Plants of the Year collection.