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Itea virginica 'Merlot'
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Itea virginica 'Merlot'

Sweetspire

Itea virginica 'Merlot' is a Sweetspire with fragrant white flowers in June and has the most compact habit of our Iteas, with burgundy fall foliage. A wonderful native plant from Mark Griffith, and our favorite Sweetspire for color and habit. It is also wet site tolerant.


Height

3 Feet

Spread

4 Feet

Bloom Color

White

USDA Hardiness Zone

5
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Future Crop
70 Itea virginica Merlot #3 12-15" (white) 150
19 Itea virginica Merlot #3 18-24" (white)
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Clay Soil Tolerant
Deer Resistant
Erosion Control
Fall Color - Attractive
Fragrant - Flower
Full Shade
Habit: Compact
Native
Wet Site Tolerant
Foliage Color
Green
Bloom Time
Summer
Exposure
Partial Shade/Shade Tolerant
Shade
Sun
Soil Conditions
Average
Moist
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