Drooping 3-6 in. racemes of lightly fragrant white flowers in early summer that opens from base to tip. Flowers borne on previous season’s growth on arching branches. Blooms on old wood.
Best if planted in moist, wet areas. Once established they will become drought tolerant. Adaptable to a range of pH. Best if pruned immediately after blooming. High moisture, native to swampy and boggy areas. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees and shrubs.
Fall color will be more pronounced in full sun. Mahogany to orange-red fall foliage. Occasionally damaged by deer.