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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
  • 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 -
  • 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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