ITEA virginica 'Merlot'

Compact shrub with fragrant white flowers in summer. Wine-red autumn leaf colour
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Narrowly elliptic to oblong, finely toothed leaves to 10cm (4in) long with very attractive autumn colour
  • White
  • Height
    1m (39in)
  • Spread
    1m (39in)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Dense, compact shrub with flower clusters arching above the foliage
  • 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 'Merlot'

 
Availability yet to be determined - We don't yet know when or if this plant is coming back into stock
£17.50 each 
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plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre

 

  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    Trouble free
    Place of origin
    Garden origin. USA. Mark Griffith, Georgia
  • Flower Shape
    Racemes
    Dense, erect racemes to 10cm (4in) 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
    Neutral to acid soil
    Prefers slightly acid soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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Itea Growing Guide
1m (39in)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1m (39in)
 

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