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Order: Rosales
   Family: Grossulariaceae
            Genus: Itea
                        Specie: virginica

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 5-10 ft (1.5-3 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Dark green leaves turn red-orange in autumn; erect racemes of honey-scented cream flowers in summer

Uses: Mixed shrubbery Tubs Foliage contrast Flower contrast

Zones: 5-9

Description: This deciduous shrub from eastern North America is the most widely grown species. It forms a clump of arching stems clothed with 2?4?in (5?10?cm) long, serrated edged leaves. The racemes of tiny, honey-scented cream flowers are 2?6?in (5?15?cm) long and u

Growth Habit: Erect habit with arching branches


Growth: Perennial, multi-stemmed woody plant that is usually less than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height. Shrubs typically have several stems arising from or near the ground, but may be taller than 5 meters or single-stemmed under certain environmental cond

Duration: Perennial

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