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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.


Similar to Garrya but a little finer and prefer a more sheltered aspect.

Genus of about 18 species of evergreen and deciduous shrubs and trees from woodlands and swamps in eastern Asia and eastern North America.

Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - and deciduous shrubs and trees
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - grown for their holly-like leaves, autumn colour and green-white catkin flowers.
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - eastern Asia, eastern North America.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Itea Growing Guide

Buy Varieties of ITEA

ITEA ilicifolia   AWARD

ITEA ilicifolia  >

Commonly known as: Holly-leaf sweetspire.
Glossy dark green holly-like leaves and catkin-like yellowish green fragrant flowers
£17.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

ITEA virginica 'Merlot'

ITEA virginica 'Merlot'  >

Compact shrub with fragrant white flowers in summer. Wine-red autumn leaf colour
£17.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

ITEA virginica 'Henry's Garnet'  AWARD

ITEA virginica 'Henry's Garnet'  >

Commonly known as: Tassel-white, Virginia sweetspire.
Cylindrical racemes of fragrant creamy-white flowers in June. Good red/purple autumn colour
£16.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

ITEA virginica 'Little Henry'

ITEA virginica 'Little Henry'  >

Racemes of fragrant white flowers. Good autumn colour. Compact habit
£17.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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