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Itea Virginica

Botanical Name:

Itea virginica

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Partial Sun - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Moist, acid soils. Acid-based, Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Shrubs, Native Plant, Shrub

Lifespan

Woody, Perennial

Plant Height

3-6 ft.

Flower

3-6 inch long racemes of fragrant, tiny white flowers cover the shrub from May to June. The flowers open from base to tip, are lightly fragrant and are borne on previous season's growth. Flowers are very showy., Flowers in 4 inch spires

Fruit

Woody capsules arranged in racemes, showy in the fall. Fruits are slim, pubescent, have tiny seeds, are 1/3" long, and are persistent into the following year. Displays from August to October., Brown

Benefits
Ornamental

Understory, Erosion control, Showy, Fall conspicuous

Attracts

Birds

Taxonomy

Order

Rosales

Family

Iteaceae

Genus

Itea

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