Tag Archives: Virginia Sweetspire

Plant This, Not That: Replacing Nandina

Great suggestions for native plants that will replace invasive Nandina domestica (Heavenly bamboo). Continue reading

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Native Alternatives to Overused Foundation Plants, Part I

Our Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic Region offers many attractive substitute shrubs to traditional foundation non-natives that can add beauty and diversity to the landscape while providing nectar, pollen, and fruit for the insect and animal species with which they have evolved. Read on to learn about the ornamental qualities and wildlife support offered by native alternatives for these popular alien shrubs. Continue reading

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Gifts of Fragrance in the Early Spring Garden 

Gifts of Fragrance in the Early Spring Garden

How often do we miss things because we are just too busy to “slow down and smell the flowers?” Continue reading

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SHRUB: Itea virginica (Virginia Sweetspire)

Tried and True Native Plant Selections for the Mid-Atlantic Fragrant, showy four-inch spires of white blossoms fall from arching stems in late spring. In autumn, the leaves of Virginia Sweetspire turn a vibrant red to orange. This native* favorite has graceful open growth habit and … Continue reading

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