ITEA

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....
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • Tall Shrub
  • 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

 AWARD
ITEA ilicifolia

ITEA ilicifolia

Holly-leaf sweetspire

glossy dark green holly-like leaves and catkin-like yellowish green fragrant flowers

 
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 AWARD
ITEA virginica 'Henry's Garnet'

ITEA virginica 'Henry's Garnet'

Tassel-white, Virginia sweetspire

cylindrical racemes of fragrant creamy-white flowers in June. Good red/purple autumn colour

 
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ITEA virginica 'Little Henry'

ITEA virginica 'Little Henry'

racemes of fragrant white flowers. Good autumn colour. Compact habit

 
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Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Tomatoes
AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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