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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

Characteristics & Attributes

Attributes
Fall Color - Attractive
Wet Site Tolerant
Deer Resistant
Clay Soil Tolerant
Fragrant - Flower
Erosion Control
Full Shade
Habit: Compact
Native
Foliage Color
Green
Bloom Time
Summer
Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade/Shade Tolerant
Shade
Soil Conditions
Average
Moist
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