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Virginia Sweetspire

Botanical Name: Itea Virginica

Common Name: Virginia Sweetspire


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Virginia Sweetspire

Itea Virginica

     A most desirable shrub for the landscape, Virginia Sweetspire was chosen by the American Horticultural Society as one of 75 Great American Garden Plants. And who would disagree? From its frilly white fragrant flowers to its ornamental reddish-maroon autumn foliage, Virginia Sweetspire deserves any special mention it receives. Butterflies are also delighted when they find Virginia Sweetspire in bloom.

     Virginia Sweetspire grows to a height of 5-10 feet, and a width of approximately 5-6 feet. Mature shape is upright and arching. Requires a well-drained soil and is very rarely bothered by pests or disease. If you don't have Virginia Sweetspire growing in your garden, you don't know what you've been missing.


  • Zones 6-9 Zone Chart
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