Itea Virginia Sweetspire (3 Gallon Container)
"Itea is a genus of about 10 species of shrubs and small trees. The
leaves are alternate. Flowers are small, with 5 sepals and 5 petals,
borne in racemes or spikes.
They are native to eastern Asia, and with one deciduous species from
eastern North America.
Some species are grown in ornamental gardens for their long pendant
and fragrant flower heads. These include the evergreen I. ilicifolia and I.
yunnanensis from central and western China. A different upright growing
characteristic can be found in the deciduous I. virginica of eastern North
aka Itea virginica 'Sweetspire'