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.Itea virginica
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.
Native to the eastern United States. Grows to 3–15 ft. tall, spreading by suckers to form large ...
Gray-green rosettes of many leaves are joined by fine hairs for a cobweb-covered look. Larger rosettes...
Native to the Pacific Northwest, these grow to 16 in. tall, producing clusters of dark blue, inch-long...