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Itea virginica 'Merlot' - Virginia Sweetspire - Iteaceae (The Sweetspire Family)
Itea virginica 'Merlot' - Virginia Sweetspire - 'Merlot' is a compact cultivar of Itea virginica or sweetspire with fragrant white flowers in summer and great fall colour and red winter stems.
Itea virginica 'Merlot' - 'Merlot' is a compact cultivar of Itea virginica or sweetspire with fragrant white flowers in summer and great fall colour and red winter stems.


 
11cm
Price: $16.99
Zone Hardiness: 5-9
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun
Height: 2-4'
Width: 3-5'
Flower Colour: White/Cream

Stock Status:(Out of Stock)

Availability: Most main catalogue plants ready May 15-June 30.
Product Code: 9644
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Description Fine Print
 
Itea virginica or Virginia sweetspire is a little-known shrub that is well worth growing. Its upright stems are clothed in nice mid green leaves and, in summer, descending spikes of white, sweetly fragrant flowers popular with butterflies and beneficial insects. In fall the leaves turn brilliant shades of wine red and crimson and the stems turn to red for the winter. 'Merlot' is a compact cultivar growing to 3-4 feet tall and wide with great fall colour. A nice shrub for the mixed border or use as a hedge. Tolerant of wet and clay soils.
Details
  • Class: Deciduous
  • Soil Moisture: Average, Moist, Wet
  • Flowering Time: Summer
  • Fragrant: Yes
  • Foliage Colour: Good Fall Colour, Green
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Attracts: Butterflies
  • Habitat: Swamps, wet woods, stream banks, and beaver ponds at low elevations in the eastern US.
  • Geographical Origin: Americas - North America
  • BC Native: No


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