Fizzy Mizzy Virginia Sweetspire

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Fizzy Mizzy Virginia Sweetspire

$69.00

$69.00

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Height : 3 feet
Spread: 3 feet
Sunlight: full sun to shade
Water Usage: dry to wet
Landscape Use: Mass Planting, Border Edging, General Garden Use, Groundcover, Naturalizing And Woodland Gardens, Container Planting
Flower Color: White
Bloom Period:From Early To Mid Summer
Foliage Type: deciduous
Foliage Color: Green
Deer Resistant?: Yes

Quick Description
A dense, compact selection featuring upright spikes of white flowers in early summer that carry a light, lovely fragrance; handsome dark green foliage becomes quite colorful in fall ; great for any size of garden, or as a foundation

What Makes it Special?
Fizzy Mizzy® Virginia Sweetspire features showy spikes of lightly-scented white flowers at the ends of the branches from early to mid summer. It has green deciduous foliage. The pointy leaves turn outstanding shades of orange, scarlet and deep purple in the fall.


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Landscape Attributes
Fizzy Mizzy® Virginia Sweetspire is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season’s flowers. It is a good choice for attracting bees and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Planting & Growing
Fizzy Mizzy® Virginia Sweetspire will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn’t necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub performs well in both full sun and full shade. It is an amazingly adaptable plant, tolerating both dry conditions and even some standing water. This plant should not require much in the way of fertilizing once established, although it may appreciate a shot of general-purpose fertilizer from time to time early in the growing season. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone over the growing season to conserve soil moisture. This is a selection of a native North American species.

Fizzy Mizzy® Virginia Sweetspire makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. With its upright habit of growth, it is best suited for use as a ‘thriller’ in the ‘spiller-thriller-filler’ container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. It is even sizeable enough that it can be grown alone in a suitable container. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag – this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

Want more info on sizes?
IndyPlants sells landscape size plant material. These often come in black nursery containers and are classified in sizes such as #2, #3, #5, etc. This correlates to the volume of the container, 2 gallon, 3, gallon, 5 gallon, etc. The bigger the number, the larger the pot, and the larger the plant. You’ll also see larger sizes such as 2” BB, 2.5” BB, 3” BB, etc. This stands for ‘Balled & Burlapped’. These plants are usually much larger and are not transported in black nursery pots. The sizing correlates to the diameter of the trunk of the tree.

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