Itea virginica
Virginia Sweetspire

Family: Saxifragaceae

Form: Deciduous or semi-evergreen suckering shrub reaching 4 to 8 ft.

Leaves: Simple, alternate, serrulate, elliptic, turning reddish in autumn

Stem/Bark: Brown

Flower: White, borne on racemes

Fruit: Capsule, carried on old flower spikes

Comments: Numerous cultivars are available with larger flowers or better fall color.