Itea ilicifolia

Itea ilicifolia

Holly-Leaved Sweet Spire, Virginian Willow


Pot Size:



25 In stock

SKU: 12202209


Family Iteaceae
Originating from W. China

Evergreen shrub with handsome, glossy, dark green, serrated-edged leaves on arching stems. In summer through to autumn it bears elegant, honey scented, green/white flowers that hang in racemes like catkins up to 30cm long. Makes an excellent wall shrub.
Grow in well drained soil in full sun/part shade.

Height and spread after 2 – 3 years 1.5m x 1m
Semi mature height after 6 – 7 years if not pruned 2.5m x 2m
Potential mature height after 10 – 12 years 4m x 3m



Foliage type


Broad crown, Bushy, Climbing if trained

Light requirement


Plant Type

Climber, Shrub


Season of interest

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