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Itea virginicaSweet Spire

Hardy Shrub

What is Hardy Shrub?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

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Fragrant, creamy white flowers

Vibrant autumn colour

Ideal for acid soils

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Height Up to 200cm (78.7in)
Spread Up to 150cm (59.1in)

Hardy Shrub

cottage gardensspecimen plantwoodland garden

Sun or semi shadeDappled shade

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Description
This unusual hardy shrub will certainly draw attention in your borders. Throughout summer, Itea virginica is decorated with drooping panicles of scented, creamy white flowers. Each panicle blooms from the base to its tip, making the flowers seem to last for weeks on end. Commonly known as Sweet Spire, this deciduous shrub has a spreading, mound forming habit. Its green foliage turns to brilliant shades of red and purple as autumn sets in. Itea virginica requires a moist, acid soil - perfect for woodland edges or as a specimen shrub in acid borders. Height: 2m (6',5"). Spread: 1.5m (5').

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.


1 x 10 litre potted ilex plant (KA0321)
1 x 9cm potted ilex plant (KB1249)
1 x 3.6 litre potted ilex plant (66267)
2 x 3.6 litre potted ilex plants (T66759P)
2 x 10 litre potted ilex plants (TKA0322)

How to Grow
Grow Itea in fertile, slightly acid soil. Sweet Spire enjoys moist, well drained conditions that don’t dry out in summer. Choose a position in part shade with shelter from cold, dry winds.
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Feed and water Itea plants regularly until fully established. Prune Itea after flowering, cutting back to strong buds. Mature specimens can be further pruned to remove a quarter of the old stems from the base of the plant. Although perfectly hardy when mature, young Itea plants will appreciate a deep, dry mulch to protect the roots in winter.
Delivery

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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