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Itea virginica

Sweetspire

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height1.5m to 3m
  • Spread1.5m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourCreamy-white
  • Leaf ColourDark green-yellow

Description

Itea virginica (Sweetspire). This species is a clump forming deciduous shrub with narrowly elliptical dark green-yellow leaves. The flowers are racemes of creamy-white blooms in the summer.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Fragrant

Other common names

Virginia willow, Tassel white

Origin

Asia & N.America

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and flowers. Summer interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

You can grow in fertile moist well-drained soil with full sun.

Propagation

Sow the seeds as soon as they are ripe.

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