Itea virginica

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  • Common Name: Virginia Sweetspire
  • Plant Story:

    Prized by gardeners for its beauty and its versatility. It grows well in sun or shade, in boggy soil as well as average garden soil. Fragrant, white flower spikes, 3-6" long, cover the shrub with flowers in early summer. Dark green leaves turn scarlet and crimson in fall, sometimes persisting until December.

  • Type: Shrub Deciduous
  • Bloom Season: June-July
  • Flower Color: White
  • Planting Zone: 5-9
  • Height: 3-5 ft
  • Spread: 3-5 ft
  • Light Requirements:Full Sun to Part Shade
  • Suggested Uses: Shrub borders, woodland gardens, or foundations
  • Leaf: Not available
  • Edible: NO
  • Attracts to:
  • Plant Deer Resistant:No
  • Plant Potential Pests:No serious problems
  • Is NativeX
  • Form: Not available
  • Special Care Instructions:

    Remove root suckers to avoid unwanted spreading.


Virginia Sweetspire - Additional Photos