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ITEA

Similar to Garrya but a little finer and prefer a more sheltered aspect.

Genus of about 18 species of evergreen and deciduous shrubs and trees from woodlands and swamps in eastern Asia and eastern North America.

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 - very cold winter
    Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Partial shade
  • 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
Itea Growing Guide
1m (39in)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1m (39in)
 

Buy Varieties of ITEA

 AWARD
ITEA ilicifolia

ITEA ilicifolia

Holly-leaf sweetspire

glossy dark green holly-like leaves and catkin-like yellowish green fragrant flowers

 
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£17.50 each 
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 AWARD
ITEA virginica 'Henry's Garnet'

ITEA virginica 'Henry's Garnet'

Tassel-white, Virginia sweetspire

cylindrical racemes of fragrant creamy-white flowers in June. Good red/purple autumn colour

 
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£17.50 £12.50 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
ITEA virginica 'Little Henry'

ITEA virginica 'Little Henry'

racemes of fragrant white flowers. Good autumn colour. Compact habit

 
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£17.50 £12.50 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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