itea and witch hazel

22 Oct

The itea bush is being very slow about developing its color, possibly because it doesn’t get much sun. My back garden faces north, with lots of small trees and bushes, so very few parts of the yard get sun for more than a couple of hours a day. In full sun, this bush would be bright red. Even so, it’s a nice color addition, especially compared with the modest flowers of last spring. Also developing some color is witch hazel. It’s one of the first things to bloom in the spring, but its late season color is just as pretty.
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