Itea virginica
(Virginia sweetspire)
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Category: Shrubs and Small Trees

Photo Credits: Steven N. Rodie

Additional Species:

‘Henry’s Garnet,’ ‘Merlot;’ ‘Sprich’ (Little Henry) is a dwarf

Height: 2 – 4 feet


Spread:  5 feet


Location: Bottom, Sides


Native Status: MO


Fruit: not showy


Comments & Cautions:
will naturalize in ideal conditions; may be chlorotic in alkaline soils; cultivars have better flowering and fall color than species


Recommended For:

  • Bioretention and Rain Gardens

This plant prefers that the level of moisture in your soil be: Wet or Moist or Average

This plant prefers Loam or Clay soil.

This plant DOES have a salt tolerance.


Bloom and Interest Season:

Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
June
July
Aug
Sept
Oct
Nov
Dec

Plant Form

arching, somewhat rounded; suckering roots form loose colonies

Foliage

dark green leathery leaves; dark red fall color lasts into November; medium texture

Flowers

drooping, elongated clusters of tiny, white, fragrant flowers; June-July

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