Plant Type: Deciduous Shrub
Height: 3-8 feet
Spread: 4-6 feet
Light: Full sun – Full shade
Soil: Does best in consistently moist, acidic, sandy soils. Tolerates clay soils. Soil should not dry out.
Uses: Mass planting, borders, foundation, hedge. Great flowering shrub for shade and woodland gardens or wet areas.
Flower: Sweet scented, creamy white flowers bloom in mid to late summer. These cone shaped flowers give way to interesting seed capsules through winter.
Foliage: Deep green 2-4 inch serrated leaves turn to a golden yellow in fall.
Pruning: Prune in late winter or early spring if needed (flowers on new wood). Remove suckers as they appear unless a naturalized look is desired.
Deer Resistance: Rarely damaged
This plant is native to the eastern US coast and attracts butterflies, hummingbirds and a variety of other birds as well as bees.