Itea virginica 'Merlot'

Itea virginica 'Merlot'

Virginia Sweetspire

Regular price $25.00 CAD
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'Merlot' is a choice selection of Virginia Sweetspire, a native of the southeastern United States. This compact form of the shrub is covered in a cloak of rich green leaves, that highight its bottlebrush-like panicles of fragrant white flowers. With the onset of Autumn, the foliage takes on dramatic tones of red and burgundy, often lasting into early winter.



Hardiness Zone: Zone 5 to Zone 9
Light Requirements: Part Shade to Full Sun
Height: 100 cm to 125 cm
Spread: 100 cm to 125 cm
Soil Requirements: Average to humus rich moist soils, tolerant of clay and wet conditions
Bloom Time Early Summer
Planting Time: Spring to Early Summer, Autumn
Use: Woodland gardens, wetland gardens, mixed borders, Butterfly gardens, edging, mass planting, erosion control
Flower Colour & Shape: Cascading panicles of tiny fragrant white flowers
Foliage: Lance shaped lustrous dark green leaves, excellent Fall colour of red to burgundy, lasting into early Winter
Benefits: Deer resistant, dwarf habit, fragrant flowers, butterfly plant, excellent Fall colour, tolerant of wet conditions

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