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 ...
Vigorous plant to 2 1/2 ft. tall, covered in a haze of flowers up to 3 ft. wide in summer. The calyx i...
From Japan. Leaves are 12–16 in. long, divided into 15 to 19 leaflets. Fragrant, 1/2-ft. cluster...