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Itea Ilicifolia

Mary AnneMary Anne Posts: 118
I have recently planted this out from a pot to a sheltered spot in my garden. It was thriving in the pot but now Im a little worried about the brown foliage. Any advice...comments welcome.


  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,146
    Probably just discarding its old leaves ; all evergreens lose their foliage at some stage throughout the year . I.ilicifolia does particularly well against a south-facing wall in the UK .
    Given a good rich and moisture retentive soil I cannot foresee any major problems .
  • Mary AnneMary Anne Posts: 118
    Thanks...this is my second attempt at growing this beautiful I am a little nervous. 
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,714
    Super shrub. Gets quite tall, needs a lot of room.Seen it growing up here at St Andrews botanic garden and Cambo Gardens on East Coast....needs a very shelter spot.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Mary AnneMary Anne Posts: 118
    Yes its a beauty and one I have longed to grow for many years....your photos are magnificent...thanks for sharing them with me!
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