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PlantFiles: Holly-leaved Itea
Itea ilicifolia

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Family: Grossulariaceae
Genus: Itea (eye-TEE-uh) (Info)
Species: ilicifolia (il-liss-ee-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

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Category:
Shrubs

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade
Full Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Green
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Evergreen
Bronze-Green
Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
From hardwood heel cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive philomel On Oct 6, 2004, philomel from Castelnau RB Pyrenes
France (Zone 8a) wrote:

An interesting rather holly-like shrub with glossy green evergreen leaves and long fragrant flower tassels hanging in late summer. These are very attractive to insects which can be seen and heard visiting the flowers.
An unusual shrub worthy of a shady spot in any garden

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Portland, Oregon
Seattle, Washington



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