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Plant Characteristics

Bark Color*
  • Gray
Bark Type*
  • Smooth
Brand*
  • First Editions
Cultural Information*
  • Root Rot - High Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - High Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
  • Leaf Spot - High Resistance
Flower Color*
  • White
  • Creamy White
Flower Type*
  • Fragrant
Growth Habit*
  • Compact Growing
  • Dwarf/Small Growing
Growth Rate*
  • Fast
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Red/Brilliant Red
  • Orange/Brilliant Orange
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Green
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Green
Leaf Color Winter*
  • Burgundy/Crimson/Maroon
Leaf Type*
  • Deciduous/Herbaceous
Nature Assets*
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Bees
  • Deer Resistant
Plant Type*
  • Shrub
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Fall Planting
  • Summer Planting
  • Spring Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Well-Drained
  • Moist
  • Tolerates Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Average
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Tolerates High pH (Alkaline Soils)
  • Adapts Well to Wet Areas
  • Salt Tolerant
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
Season of Interest*
  • Early Spring
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Spring Flowering
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
Uses*
  • Near Water Gardens or Ponds
  • Mass Planting
  • Erosion Control
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Cut Flowers
  • Under Power Lines
  • Border Plant
  • Wildlife Habitat
  • Accent Plant
  • Understory Planting
 

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Itea is easy to grow and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include free fertilizer with every order.

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LOVE CHILD® SWEETSPIRE

Itea virginica 'Bailteaone'

Breeder
Buy Love Child® Sweetspire online. A compact and versatile shrub that blooms heavily each spring. Bottlebrush-like fragrant white flowers radiate from bright green leaves, attracting pollinators. Burgundy fall foliage. Deer resistant. Perfect for small gardens and foundation plantings.

Mature Height:

3-4 Feet

Mature Spread:

3-4 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

6-9

What's My Hardiness Zone?

Family: Iteaceae · Common Name: Sweetspire

FREE with every plant purchased:

  • The Sooner Guarantee: For details, click here!
  • A pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
  • Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.

DIY Irrigation SuppliesWe use and recommend www.dripdepot.com for our irrigation needs, from simple to install micro and drip systems, to commercial grade irrigation parts and supplies.

Purchase LOVE CHILD® SWEETSPIRE Online

Jumbo gallon Potted

SKU: 12873

(4.04 qrts / 3.82 liters)
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Standard Package
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$37.00

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I am very pleased with the tree I purchased. It's a beautiful tree and doing very well.


Margaret
Kempner, TX
November 2016

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