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Itea Ilicifolia

Planted this gorgeous shrub spring 2018 and it did very well. So far this year it seems dormant with no sign of new growth.
Any clues?


  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,645
    New one on me so I looked it up on the RHS website -

    I can only suggest it may have suffered in last year's hot dry spells and in some areas it's been a pretty dry winter and spring so maybe it needs some generous watering and then a mulch of well-rotted garden compost or manure to add nutrients and retain the moisture.  A feed of liquid seaweed might give it a boost and I would first clear away that leaf litter and any weeds that may be sheltering whichever pest is chewing the foliage.

    Looks like a lovely plant to have so now it's on my wishlist.  Hope yours recovers.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Mary AnneMary Anne Posts: 118
    Thank you so much...yes its a true beauty!!
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