Itea virginicia

Sweetspire

$24.75 | 3 G | 15 Avail. | $24.75

3 G Weight: 45.0 lb



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Sweetspire is a broad rounded deciduous shrub with a spreading habit that has long-lasting fall color.  The dark green oval leaves turn various shades of red, orange, and gold.  Small fragrant white flowers bloom on drooping cylindrical racemes in summer.  Prefers rich, moist to wet well-drained soils.  Can form dense colonies if suckers are left unchecked.

Itea virginica is a host plant for the American Holly Azure butterfly if in the coastal plains, otherwise it acts as a food source for various bees and butterflies.  Birds may eat the seeds.

Type: 

Shrub

Height: 

3' - 5'

Spread: 

3’ - 5'

Spacing: 

4’

USDA Hardiness Zone: 

5 - 9

Culture: 

Full SunPart Sun

Bloom Color: 

White

Season of Interest:  

 Summer, Fall

MAINTENANCE NEEDS:  Low Maintenance.  Water regularly, then occasionally once established.  No serious disease or pest issues.

LANDSCAPE USES:  Accents or Group Plantings, BordersWoodland GardensNaturalized Areas,  Ponds and Streams, Foundational Plantings, and Containers.

COMPANION PLANTS:  LilacSpireaPeriwinkle 

Image: I, SB JohnnyItea virginica flowers 001CC BY-SA 3.0

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