Joy Creek Nursery

533-004D4   Itea ilicifolia     ( Holly-leaved sweetspire )

Itea ilicifolia
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The plant explorer Augustine Henry introduced this Asian relative of Itea virginica in 1895 from Yichang on the Yangtze River in Hubei, China. Itea ilicifolia is a versatile evergreen shrub with an arching habit. Its shiny, dark, holly-like leaves have spiny margins. Astonishing panicles of white flowers more than a foot long hang like tresses from the branches.

Late summer to early autumn.  10-15 ft. x 10 ft.

White Green flowers

Sun, Part Shade     Zones 7, 8, 9, 10

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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