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Species: Itea virginica

(eye-tee'ah ver-jin'i-kah

Itea virginica

Virginia Sweetspire; Virginia-willow

Found on Course Walks

Low pH;
Cornus, Viburnum, and Friends - Winter Identification

Map of plant locations

(Plant location data may be incomplete)

In Collection(s):

Woody Shrubs for Storm Water Retention

Ornamental Characteristics

Shrub < 4 feet

3' - 5' (equal or greater spread)

Deciduous

shrub with rounded - mounded, irregular habit

Environmental Characteristics

Full sun, Part shade

5a

Requires acid (pH 5.0 to 7.0)

Tolerates salt spray

full sun to heavy shade

Consistently moist, well-drained soil; Occasional periods of dry soil
See graphic below

Insect Disease

relatively trouble free

Bare Root Transplanting

Easy

Other

native to southeastern US, north to NJ; natural habitat is shaded stream banks; colonizing and irregular shrub; requires little to no maintenance

Moisture Tolerance Graphic

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Moisture Tolerance

Moisture graphic
Occasionally saturated or very wet soil
Consistently moist, well-drained soil
Occasional periods of dry soil
Prolonged periods of dry soil
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