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Itea virginica 'Little Henry'


Itea virginica 'Little Henry' (Itea virginica)

I had to go and check that this shrub really is deciduous, as it has not yet lost any leaves. Apparently, it hangs on to its leaves for almost the whole of winter. The foliage colour is wonderful.



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Barbara, I have the Itea 'Henry's Garnet' which still has its leaves, but my 'Little Henry' is now completely bare after all the hard frosts.

3 Jan, 2010

 

That's interesting. I've 'googled' I. virginica to take a look at the flowers, and they look wonderful! An interesting species altogether, and I'm glad I stumbled on it. Our heaviest frost so far last night, so we'll see what that does to its leaves.

4 Jan, 2010

 

aww named after henry, is that why you got it barbara because of the name ;o)

4 Jan, 2010

 

How DID you guess, Sandra? (apart from the lovely leaf colour, of course!)

4 Jan, 2010

 

lol im very bright you know barbara :o))

4 Jan, 2010

 

LOL. Do a 'google', Sandra - and you'll see the flowers which I hope it will produce later on. :-)

4 Jan, 2010

 

ok will do after dinner, baz is sitting in begging possition here lol

4 Jan, 2010

 

Pat him on the head, then, won't you! LOL.

4 Jan, 2010

 

found it, virginia sweetspire comman name,
itea virginica "sprich" little henry, lol almost your id name to spritz!
and lovely waggy tails for flowers just like henry has awww love it ;o))

4 Jan, 2010

 

Isn't it a gem? I'm so pleased that I found it! :-)))

4 Jan, 2010

 

its lovely cant wait to see yours in flower :o))

4 Jan, 2010

 

It'll be a long wait - but nor can I! June, isn't it?

4 Jan, 2010

 

yes june/july ages off lol

4 Jan, 2010

 

Oh well - plenty of flowers to enjoy before then - I sincerely hope, anyway!

4 Jan, 2010

 

this is very pretty spritz. i will keep an eye out for this too.

5 Jan, 2010

 

I know you'll like it, Sbg. :-))

5 Jan, 2010

 

i've sent you a pm by the way spritz. just gossip really :o)

5 Jan, 2010

 

Answered. :-)))

5 Jan, 2010



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