Deciduous, Evergreen, Shrubs
Only a few of the ten or so species are seen in gardens. One feature these shrubs have in common is small, scented flowers in long, narrow, tightly packed clusters. Little pruning is required.
Native to the eastern United States. Grows to 3–15 ft. tall, spreading by suckers to form large patches where well adapted. Narrow, oval, 4-in.-long, dark green leaves turn purplish or bright red in fall, hang on the plant for a long time, possibly all winter. Fragrant, creamy white summer flowers in erect clusters to 6 in. long.
Sprawling plants that bloom over a long season, bearing phlox-like clusters of blue or white flowers a...
Clusters of lilac flowers on stems 2 1/2–5 ft. tall. Resembles A. giganteum but with sm...