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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    This semi-evergreen shrub is native to wetland areas and has an arching habit. Fragrant white flowers appear in summer followed by beautiful maroon foliage in autumn.

    Latin Name

    Itea virginica


    Family

    Iteaceae


    Also Known As

    Virginia Willow Tasselwhite


    Type of Plant

    Shrub

    Bloom Season

    June - July


    Seasons

    Spring
    Fall
    Summer

    Specifications

    Max Height: 5'
    Max Spread: 5'

    Uses

  • Rain Garden

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun
    Part Shade
    Full Shade

    Tollerances

  • Heavy Shade
  • Erosion
  • Clay Soil
  • Wet Soil
  • Deer

  • Colors


    Native Range

    Eastern North America


    History

    George Washington ordered several Virginia sweetspires from John Bartram in 1792.


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