General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 8 to 15 feet
Plant Spread: 8 to 15 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Broadleaf
Other: Glossy green, 4 1/4 inches long and 2 1/4 inches wide with prominent marginal spines.
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: Green
Other: Creamy greenish-white
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Espalier
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM

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Common names
  • Holly-leaved Itea

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Date: 2011-04-22
Itea ilicifolia specimen in the Jardin botanique de la Villa Thur

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