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
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 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.