Episode #327 | Original Air Date: June 1, 2021
Sweetspire is a small shrub that’s native to North Florida, where it’s typically found growing in wetland areas. But it’s also great for home gardens, where it can be planted in wet or occasionally dry soils.
Each spring, sweetspire produces drooping clusters of tiny white, lightly fragrant flowers that attract butterflies. In the fall, the leaves change to a deep burgundy.
The cultivar ‘Henry’s Garnet’ is an improved variety that’s more compact and showier than the native form growing three to four feet tall and six feet wide.
Plant your sweetspire today in full sun or part shade, and you’ll have a colorful display once fall rolls around!
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