University of Rhode Island

Itea virginica

Virginia Sweetspire

Medium deciduous shrub. Fragrant white flowers in spring. Reddish purple fall foliage. Prefers moist fertile soils, tolerates wet soil, full sun or part shade, pH adaptable, will tolerate drought. Native to Eastern US. 3-5' x 5-8'.

Image courtesy of Michael Hough, Flora of Northeastern US

Image courtesy of Dr. Mark Brand, UCONN

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