Itea (Sweetspire)

Itea spp

This compact Sweetspire starts out the summer with a beautiful display of fragrant white flowers that blanket the shrub. As summer progresses shiny, disease-free foliage appears until fall when the foliage turns a stunning garnet-red. Full sun exposure will produce a more vibrant fall color. Perfectly suited for covering large banks, beds, and borders.

Care

  • Light Needs: Partial Shade to Full sun
  • Water Needs: Keep evenly moist in well-drained soil.
  • Bloom Season: Summer through first frost
  • Height: 1 - 3 feet
  • Growth Habit: Upright
  • Feed regularly (every 2-3 weeks) during the growing season.

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