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Itea virginica /Virginia Willow

Itea virginica  / Itea virginica
Long candle-like racemes of white flowers and foliage
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Long candle-like racemes of white flowers and foliage

Specimen shrub in full bloom as an understory specimen to trees

Shrub in heavy flower

Blooms best if given several hours of direct sunlight each day

Close-up image of flowers and foliage

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Scientific Name: Itea virginica
Common Name: Virginia Willow
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Butterflies
Plants with Fragrance
Comments: A widely distributed native plant found in woodland swamps and along streams from Florida to Texas and north to Virginia. It is a colony forming species. The flowers are slightly fragrant.