Pollinator Plants, Rain Gardens
3 to 4'
Medium, Moist, Wet
Medium to wet, well-drained; prefers moist, humus but adaptable.
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Part shade, Part Sun, Full sun
Sweetspire (Itea virginica) is a rounded, spreading, fragrant shrub, coveted by bees and butterflies for its drooping spires of fragrant white flowers. Its arching branches hold leaves through the fall to prolong its beautiful autumn color. Sweetspire can be grown in a large variety of conditions due to its tolerance for shade, erosion, clay, and damp soil. It does quite well in a rain garden.
Sweetspire has high wildlife value, as it provides food for many types of pollinators, as well as creating protection for birds and small mammals with its closely knit branches. Its adaptability, beauty, and high wildlife value make Sweetspire one of the most popular native shrubs out there.
We ship from two locations:
Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.
Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.
We are now accepting preorders for Spring 2024!