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Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet'

Description

An attracitve decidous shrub with showy fragrant flowers and good fall leaf color, showing their fall colors even at the beginning of winter. While this plant prefers full sun to partial shade, it can also grow in shade.

 

This plant can be used in many places in the garden including around a pond since it does not mind wet soil as long as the soil is well-drained.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#gold#fragrant#red#white#sun#showy flowers#deciduous#fall color#full sun#partial shade#rain garden#fragrant flowers#summer#late spring#orange#early summer#heavy shade#spring#white flowers#shrub#orange leaves#red leaves#deciduous shrub#low maintenance#spring flowers#winter interest#fall interest#clay soil#summer flowers#gold leaves#erosion#wet soil#winter garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Itea
    Species:
    virginica
    Family:
    Iteaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Central & E. U.S.A.
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    erosion, wet soil, clay soil, heavy shade, many soil types, insect pests, diseases
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Erect
    Rounded
    Spreading
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Shallow Rocky
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Alkaline (>8.0)
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Raceme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Summer
    Flower Size:
    3-6 inches
    Flower Description:
    Flowers bloom in spring/ summer (around May to June). Each raceme is about 3-6 inches.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Orange
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Shape:
    Ovate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are generally 1-4 inches long.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Pond
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Rain Garden
    Winter Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Foundation Planting
    Hedge
    Mass Planting
    Specimen
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Diseases
    Erosion
    Heavy Shade
    Insect Pests
    Wet Soil