Position: Full sun or partial shade.
Soil: Well drained, fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy. Itea virginica 'Merlot' appreciates shelter from strong winter winds.
Flowering Period: June.
Flower Colour: White
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Small, compact rounded shrub.
Height: up to 1.5 m (5 ft)
Spread: 1.5 m (5 ft)
Notes: Itea virginica 'Merlot' is fairly drought tolerant and is considered a good plant for use as erosion control on slopes.