Itea virginica 'Merlot'


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.

PRN Preferred:  A true multi-season plant, colorful twigs in winter, fragrant flower spikes, dense deer resistant colonies in summer and long lasting burgundy foliage in fall.

  • Category: Woody Ornamentals
  • Alternate Cultivar: Merlot
  • Hardiness Zone: 5
  • Height: 3 Feet
  • Spread: 4 Feet
  • Bloom Color: White


Qty Description Comments Future Crop Future Crop Ready Date
81 Itea virginica Merlot #3 15-18+ (NATIVE-white) Bud & bloom 840 8/1 Login for pricing
Substitutions are Available