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Itea Scentlandia Shrubs for Sale Online
Itea Scentlandia or Itea virginica is a deciduous native shrub with attractive rich red and purple autumn color and fragrant creamy-white flowers in July.
The Scentlandia thrive in partially shaded woodland gardens. The flowers of this beautiful award-winning shrub are long-blooming and fragrant, attracting butterflies and other pollinators. They are easy to grow, low-maintenance shrubs that look stunning as a border and have multi-season interest.
|Mature Height:||2 to 3 Feet|
|Mature Width:||3 to 4 Feet|
|Classification:||Broad leaved deciduous shrub, summer flowering|
|Sunlight:||Full sun to part shade|
|Habit:||Upright, great for naturalizing|
|Flower Color:||Fragrant pure white, 2 to 3 inches long|
|Pruning Season:||Prune in summer after flowering|
|Soil Condition:||Any well drained slightly acidic soil|
|Water Require:||Water well until established|
|Uses:||Tolerates moist soil and partial shade or full sun. Full sun brings out the best fall color. Will adapt to drier sites. Spreads by suckers; remove them as they appear if you don’t want a colony.|
How to Care for Proven Winners® Color Choice® Scentlandia® Itea
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Introduced to the nursery trade in 1982 by the Scott Arboretum of Swarthmore College. The original was part of a group of seedlings collected in Georgia and passed to the arboretum by Josephine Henry of Gladwyne, Pa. Dr. Michael Dirr suggested the arboretum name this particular seedling. Henry’s refers to Josephine Henry and Garnet refers to Swarthmore’s school color (not the shrub’s fall foliage).