Itea ilicifolia

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2 litre pot £29.99 £20.99
available to order from midsummer
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Buy Itea ilicifolia Virginian willow: Wonderful, long, catkin-like racemes

  • 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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Excellent quality


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.


North Shropshire


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does the itea illicifolia require acid soil please. my earlier e-mails may not have got through. I live in bristol but have good topsoil.


Hello, No, the soils we recommend for them are fertile and well-drained.


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. Bristol


Hello there 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 helps

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