• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Needs wet or constantly moist soil.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Average Landscape Size
    Moderate grower to 5 to 6 ft. tall and wider.
    Key Feature:
    Key Feature
    Year-round Interest
    Blooms:
    Flowering Time
    Early summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:IT-e-a ver-JIN-i-ka
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Sunset climate zones:2 - 6, 15 - 17
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate grower to 5 to 6 ft. tall and wider.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Early summer
    Flower color:White
    Flower attributesFragrant
    Design IdeasThis eastern native is sequestered in partially shaded, moist conditions. Typically rangy growth is set off by unique white spire flowers like dozens of drooping candles. A bonus of muted fall colorthat brings light and interest into shaded corners. A carefree native for background. Perfect in woodland gardens where it prefers the acidic soils and muted light of canopies overhead. A great candidate for wildlife friendly gardens composed of native plants of all kinds.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.Pruning time: summer after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Partial Sun
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: High
    Needs wet or constantly moist soil.