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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
Further Reading....
  • Semi-evergreen
    Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well.
    Narrowly elliptic to oblong, finely-toothed, dark-green leaves to 10cm (4in) long.
  • White
  • Height
    3m (10ft)
  • Spread
    1.5m (5ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Upright then arching shrub.
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Partial shade

ITEA virginica 'Henry's Garnet'

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Prefers more moisture than ilicifolia
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    Eastern North America.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Racemes
    Dense, erect racemes to 15cm (6in) long
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Serrulate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
    Oblong
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 2
    Suitable for: Deciduous shrubs and trees that flower in Spring or early Summer on previous year's growth, including plants that produce new growth at or near ground level.
    Pruning: Prune flowered shoots to strong buds. Cut back approximately 1/4 of old shoots to the base to promote replacement growth.
    When: Annually, after flowering.

    RHS groups 2 & 3
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Neutral to acid soil
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Itea Growing Guide
3m (10ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  1.5m (5ft)
 

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