Itea yunnanensis /Yunnan Sweetspire


Close-up image of foliage

Branches of foliage grow close to the ground

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Scientific Name: Itea yunnanensis
Common Name: Yunnan Sweetspire
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: This Chinese itea grows in moist, loose, woodland soils and does not like full sunlight. It may not be hardy as far north as zone 7.