Meet Fizzy Mizzy™ Sweetspire, The 2024 Shrub Of The Year

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Introducing Fizzy Mizzy™ Sweetspire (Itea)

Find Out Why It's The Proven Winners 2024 Shrub Of The Year

If you’re looking for a tidy and versatile shrub addition to your landscape, look no further than Fizzy Mizzy™ Sweetspire (Itea). Proven Winners ColorChoice Flowering Shrubs developed this variety of sweetspire to feature long-blooming, fragrant, white flower spikes that attract pollinators in troves. Sun, shade, it doesn’t matter; Fizzy Mizzy™ can thrive in nearly any lighting environment. Read on and discover why Fizzy Mizzy™ deserves to be crowned the 2024 shrub of the year by Proven Winners.

close up of white fizzy mizzy flower spikes

Shade-tolerant flowering shrub

While other shrub varieties require full sun to flower, Fizzy Mizzy™ will still show off cheery blooms even in the shade, even though full sun is encouraged for more robust flower production. Spikes emerge in late spring and fill out by early summer, surrounded by thick dark green foliage. 

Buckle your seatbelts because once this shrub begins its show, it’s full speed ahead! Fizzy flowers continue blooming, and foliage transitions to a gorgeous dark red color come fall. While all eyes will be on your sweetspire, deer and other pests typically avoid it.

Fizzy Mizzy™ Sweetspire white flower spikes

Native & adored by pollinators

Not only does Fizzy Mizzy™ sweetspire add major curb appeal, but this shrub is also a pollinator buffet for months on end! Hundreds of flowers bloom along the spikes to provide nectar and intoxicating fragrance for bees and butterflies, making it an excellent choice for pollinator gardens. 

This shrub is native to North America and quickly acclimates to various soils. Plant alongside native woody perennials to create a sanctuary for bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and more.

close up of bee on white fizzy mizzy flower spike

Compact & tidy shrub

Fizzy Mizzy™ is compact and low-mounding, keeping its tidy and rounded shape without any trimming. Pruning is optional and is done best at the end of the season when new flowers will emerge on old wood. This sweetspire also prefers moist to wet soils and is an excellent addition to wet woodland gardens. 

We also love planting this shrub along small borders or at the forefront of larger shrubs and native perennials. Try planting with foamflower, cardinal flower, and bluestar for a low-maintenance and deer-resistant garden!

Fizzy Mizzy™ Sweetspire in a pot

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Written by: Miranda Niemiec, click here to read bio.

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