Short N Sweet Sweetspire ™ is a compact variety with fragrant white flower clusters.  The flowers of this shrub grow in long slender groups.  Short N Sweet Sweetspire ™ blooms in late spring and continues into the summer.  The unique flower clusters add to the eye appeal of the plant.  This plant has fragrant flower clusters.  In the fall, the foliage of this plant turns burgundy, giving it interest from spring to fall.  One of the great features of this shrub is that it is deer resistant.

Short N Sweet Sweetspire ™

Itea virginica ‘Merlot’

Plant Type- Deciduous Shrub

Flower Color- White

Foliage Color- Green

Growth Habit- Round

Growth Rate- Moderate

Zone- 5-9

Height- 3′

Spread- 4′

Light- Part shade to sun

Details-  Short N Sweet Sweetspire ™ is a moderate growing, low maintenance shrub.  This shrub is deer resistant.  This sweetspire works well in mass plantings.

Pruning-  Pruning should be done annually in late winter to promote new growth.  Pruning can be done in the fall after the plant is done blooming for the season.

Other Sweetspire plant options.

Henry’s Garnet Sweetspire

Little Henry® Dwarf Sweetspire

Merlot Sweetspire