- Position: full sun to part shade
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: July to September
- Hardiness: frost hardy (may need protection in winter)
A spreading, evergreen shrub with spiny, glossy dark green, holly-like leaves, that can be used as either a free-standing shrub, or trained flat against a sunny, sheltered wall. In mid summer to early autumn, it is covered with long, drooping, catkin-like racemes of vanilla-fragranced, greenish-white flowers.
- Garden care: Protect from cold, drying winds and apply a generous layer of mulch around young plants in autumn. Trim back to tidy in the spring and provide support for wall-trained plants.
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Comments about Crocus Itea ilicifolia:
First internet shrub order. Only place I could find this in stock.
Arrived in 2 days in perfect condition. Well packed. Good sized healthy plant none the worse for its journey to me in its box.
Wouldn't hesitate to order plants from Crocus again.
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Q:Is an Itea plant good to grow over a pergola? Sadly my clematis armandii has succumbed to clematis wilt and I would like a suitable fragrant climber to take its place. Any suggestions please Annieg. BristolAsked on 1/7/2015 by Annieg. from Bristol
This is a lovely shrub but it isn't like a clematis which has soft stems that can be trained over a pergola. It can be grown as a shrub or up against a wall successfully.
I have attached a few links below to other climbers that might be suitable for growing over a pergola, depending on your soil and aspect.
Hope this helpsAnswered on 2/7/2015 by Anonymous from crocus
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