Iva frutescens L.
High-tide bush, High-water shrub, Jesuit's bark, Marsh elder
Asteraceae (Aster Family)
USDA Symbol: ivfr
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Fruit: Not conspicuous
Size Class: 6-12 ft.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct
DistributionUSA: AL , CT , DE , FL , GA , LA , MA , MD , ME , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , PA , RI , SC , TX , VA
Native Distribution: Coastal areas from NJ to FL & s.e. TX
Native Habitat: Saline marshes & shores
Growing ConditionsWater Use: High
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Wet
CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium
Soil Description: Moist to wet, saline soils.
Conditions Comments: An attractive shrub for wet, salty areas that will support little other vegetation. Requires little to no care but can be pruned and shaped regularly.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
PropagationDescription: Not Available
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
National Wetland Indicator Status
From the National Suppliers DirectoryAccording to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
Edge of the Woods Native Plant Nursery - Orefield, PA
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Iva frutescens in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Iva frutescens in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Iva frutescens
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff