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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
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  • Semi-evergreen - Keeps some of its foliage all year, and will drop some leaves as well. - finely-toothed, dark-green leaves to 10cm (4in) long.
  • White
  • Height - to 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
  • 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 -
  • 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
to 3m (10ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  1.5m (5ft)
 

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