Short N' Sweet™ Sweetspire Itea

Short N' Sweet™ Sweetspire

Itea virginica 'Merlot'

A compact Sweetspire with fragrant white flowers in late spring and beautiful, burgundy fall foliage. This deer resistant plant reaches 3 feet tall and 4 feet wide. Excellent in mass plantings or mixed borders.

Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Height:
3 ft
Spread:
4 ft
USDA Zone:
5
Characteristics:
Key Features:
Fragrant
Fall Color
Deer Tolerant
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Habit:
Mounding
Flower Color:
White
Blooms:
Summer
Foliage Color:
Green
Burgundy
Interest:
Fall
Summer
Resists:
Rabbit Resistant
Uses:
Bed
Mass Planting
Border
Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

For new plantings, dig a hole one and a half times wider than the plant's container; place plant in hole, keeping the top of the root ball ground level; and back fill with dirt. Water thoroughly and then mulch around the base to conserve moisture and reduce weeds. New plantings require more frequent watering than established plants. Wind, temperature and soil are factors to consider in watering. Feed plants in early spring and again in early fall with an all-purpose fertilizer, following label instructions.

Companion Plants: