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Itea Scentlandia®
ENLARGE IMAGE Outstanding fragrance + fall color

Itea Scentlandia®

The best sweetspire on the market!
ZONE 5,6,7,8,9
As low as $14.99
  • Improved sweetspire with better hardiness and fragrance
  • Glorious, glowing fall color
  • Fragrant white flowers attract pollinators
  • Grows in shade and wet soil
  • Very heat tolerant native shrub
  • Ship size: Starter Quart
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Itea Scentlandia® Description

Scentlandia® sweetspire (Itea virginica) is an innovative new selection from Proven Winners. They developed it as an improved version of Little Henry. Though Little Henry is a good plant and a best-seller, they knew they could improve on it. Scentlandia has much better cold tolerance, making it a superior choice for USDA zone 5 and 6. It also offers improved fragrance from its beautiful, long, spikes of white summer flowers. Finally, you’ll see brighter, more consistent fall color.

Sweetspire is such a handsome, versatile native shrub. We love them all but feel that Scentlandia is the best one to come out yet!

Special features: Native plant, Fragrant, Attracts pollinators, Fall color

Quick Facts

  • Botanical name: Itea virginica 'SMNIVDFC'
  • Common name:
    Sweetspire, Virginia sweetspire, Itea
  • Zone:
  • Sun exposure:
    Full sun (min. 6 hrs/day) to part shade (4-6 hrs/day). Can take full shade, but flowering and fall color will be diminished.
  • Delivery:
    See schedule
  • Ship form:
    Starter quart
  • Soil type:
    Grows in average to wet soil./
  • Soil moisture:
    Average to abundant.
  • Height x width:
    2-3' tall and wide
  • Flower color:
  • Foliage color:
  • Season of interest:
    Early summer to autumn
  • Uses:
    Hedge, Native plant gardens, Wildlife gardens, Ground cover
  • Cannot ship to:
    AK, HI
  • Patent:USPP 30,233



Soil:  Moist but well-drained soils are best. Established sweetspire can take some dryness. Standing water or very wet soil is ok.  
Light: Full sun (6+ hrs/day) to part shade (4-6 hrs/day). Can grow in full shade, but flowering will be diminished, and fall color will not be as vivid.
Water:  Average to abundant.
Space:  Plant at least 3' apart.
Fertilizing:  Little needed. If desired, fertilize in early spring, once the ground has thawed, with a granular rose fertilizer. A second application may be made in late spring/early summer as well.
Winterizing:  Nothing special required, aside from a good 2-3" layer of mulch. Mulch is especially important in zones 5 and 6. br /> Maintenance:  Blooms on old wood, so should only be pruned after bloom. Dead wood can be removed in spring, once new growth has begun to emerge and it's clear where any dieback may have occurred.