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Iva frutescens L.
High-tide bush, High-water shrub, Jesuit's bark, Marsh elder
USDA Symbol: ivfr
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A succulent, bushy-branched shrub, 2-10 ft. tall with opposite, pubescent, narrowly lance-shaped leaves. Greenish-white flowers occur singly in upper leaf axils.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Leaf:
Not conspicuous Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Aug , Sep , Oct
AL , CT , DE , FL , GA , LA , MA , MD , ME , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , PA , RI , SC , TX , VA Canada: NS Native Distribution:
Coastal areas from NJ to FL & s.e. TX Native Habitat:
Saline marshes & shores USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
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
From the National Suppliers Directory
According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:
Edge of the Woods Native Plant Nursery
- Orefield, PA
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Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff