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Itea virginica 'Merlot'

More About Itea virginica 'Merlot'

  • Fragrant, white florets are held on narrow panicles
  • Dark green leaves turn burgundy to red in the fall
  • Leaves frequently persist into the winter
  • Suckers frequently, producing a dense, arching shrub
  • Bloom Time: Summer

Zone:

5

Height:

100-125 cm

Spread:

100-125 cm

Colour:

White
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Merlot Sweetspire Growing and Maintenance Tips

Itea grows best in a slightly acidic, fertile soil with adequate moisture, however, it will tolerate some adverse conditions, like full sun to full shade. Some removal of suckers may be necessary to maintain size.


Itea virginica 'Merlot' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Fragrant
Fragrant

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils
Well-drained
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Slow

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Spreading
Rounded
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Specimen
Foundation planting

 Suitable Substitutions for Itea virginica 'Merlot'

Itea virginica 'Saturnalia'

Itea virginica 'Saturnalia'

Rings of Saturn Sweetspire

Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet'

Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet'

Henry's Garnet Sweetspire