Itea virginica

Virginia Sweetspire

  • Family: Saxifragaceae
  • Form: Deciduous or semi-evergreen suckering shrub reaching 4-8 ft.
  • Leaves: Simple, alternate, serrulate, elliptic, turning reddish in autumn
  • Stem/Bark: Brown
  • Flower: White, borne on racemes
  • Fruit: Capsule, carried on old flower spikes
  • Comments: Numerous cultivars are available with larger flowers or better fall color
  • Additional Resources:
    Wikipedia Link

    The Institute for Regional Conservation Link
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