Itea virginica (Virginia Sweetspire) fall color in November. Photo by Elaine L. Mills, 2017-11-06, Fairlington Community Center, Arlington, Virginia.
Fragrant, showy four-inch spires of white blossoms fall from arching stems in late spring. In autumn, the leaves of Virginia Sweetspire turn a vibrant red to orange. This native* favorite has graceful open growth habit and performs best in partial shade with moist soil.