ITEA virginica 'Little Henry'

Racemes of fragrant white flowers. Good autumn colour. Compact habit
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Narrowly elliptic to oblong dark green leaves to 10cm (4in) long turning red to purple in autumn
  • Cream
  • White
  • Height
    1-1.5m (3-5ft)
  • Spread
    1.2-1.8m (4-6ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Upright, then arching shrub. Produces abundant, small flowers.
  • Hardy - very cold winter
    Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Partial shade
    Shelter from cold, drying winds

ITEA virginica 'Little Henry'

 
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    Eastern USA
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Racemes
    Dense, erect racemes
  • 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
    Moderately fertile. Humus-rich.
    Neutral to acid soil
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Itea Growing Guide
1-1.5m (3-5ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.2-1.8m (4-6ft)
 

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