Itea Shrub t - Knowledgebase Question

Bolivar, OH
Question by elgeo6
April 26, 2001
I recently bought a flowering shrub called Itea
virginia sweetspire "henry's garnet". I looked
in all my garden books and can find nothing on
this. Can you help?

Answer from NGA
April 26, 2001


Itea is an evergreen shrub, usually graceful, open and arching, growing from 6'-10' in height. The leaves are spiny toothed and 4" long. In the fall it produces lightly fragrant greenish-white or pinkish flowers in drooping clusters to 1' long. Itea grows best in rich, moist soil with some afternoon shade. It makes a good informal screen. Hope this helps!

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