This plant has a mild fragrance
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Itea is a genus of deciduous and evergreen shrubs and trees in the Iteaceae family. Native to Eastern Asia and North America, this genus contains roughly 17 accepted species. They are cultivated for their racemes of tiny, scented, white, cream or greenish flowers that can be upright or long and pendant in habit. Commonly known as sweetspire, these plants are hardy to -15 degrees Celsius and they prefer a sheltered position in full sun to partial shade.
How to propagate Sweetspire
Propagation is by softwood cuttings in the summer.
Special features of Sweetspire
Attracts useful insects
Other uses of Sweetspire
Grown for their foliage and flowers. Summer interest.