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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

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ITEA ilicifolia   AWARD

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Commonly known as: Holly-leaf sweetspire.
Glossy dark green holly-like leaves and catkin-like yellowish green fragrant flowers
£17.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

ITEA virginica 'Merlot'

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Compact shrub with fragrant white flowers in summer. Wine-red autumn leaf colour
£17.50 each 
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ITEA virginica 'Henry's Garnet'  AWARD

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Commonly known as: Tassel-white, Virginia sweetspire.
Cylindrical racemes of fragrant creamy-white flowers in June. Good red/purple autumn colour
£17.50 each 
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ITEA virginica 'Little Henry'

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Racemes of fragrant white flowers. Good autumn colour. Compact habit
£17.50 each 
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