Mature Itea virginica 'Fountains of Rouge' in 3-gallon pots with red-purple fall foliage.
Close-up of red-purple fall foliage of Itea virginica 'Fountains of Rouge'

Itea virginica 'Fountains of Rouge' (Sweetspire) Unity Grown

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Itea virginica Fountains Of Rouge™ is a popular sweetspire cultivar, noted for its especially long bottle brush-type flowers, and well regarded for its profuse flowering and intense fall colors. Although Fountains Of Rouge™ is an excellent lime to emerald green color in the spring and summer, cooler temperatures induce an excellent color change to brilliant rouge shades of purple and red.

Growing to three to four feet tall with an arching spread of four to five feet, Fountains Of Rouge™ is also well regarded for its fragrant and showy bottle brush flowers, which drape delicately from the shrub's many stems. Slender clusters of fragrant white flowers add to the multi-seasonal show and have the added benefit of attracting all sorts of pollinators, including bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds, among other pollinators. Fountains Of Rouge™ sweetspire thrives in any variety of light conditions and tolerates deer browsing and a wide variety of soil conditions as long as the soil is kept moist and well-draining.

Native to Eastern Shore, Native to Maryland, and Native to U.S.
Mature Plant Height: Medium: 30-48"
Deciduous
Sun (6+ hours), Part Shade/Sun (4-6 hours of sun), Full Shade (less than 4 hours of sun), and Sun to Shade-Wide Tolerance
Soil Moisture: Medium to Wet
Soil Type: Wide Tolerance
Bloom Time: Summer
Flower Color: White
Foliage color: Green
Features: Attracts Birds, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Hummingbirds, Fragrant, and Fall Color
Tolerances: Deer Tolerant and Shade Tolerant
Garden Type: Pollinator Garden, Woodland Garden, Container, and Foundation Planting

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