Category: Shrub - Deciduous
Zones: 4 to 9
Size: 8' tall and wider (to 10' tall and 12' wide)
Growth Rate: Moderate
Exposure: Sun, Filtered Sun, Part Shade
Fragrant flowers - sometimes banana and sometimes strawberry or a combination of the two fragrances, in spring. Flowers are dark purple to reddish brown, followed by urn-shaped seed capsules, brown to purplish. Dark, glossy green leaves, aromatic, downy below. Dense bushy form. Suckering habit. Shade in hotter zones.
Native to the US, from Pennsylvania to Florida and Tennessee.
Introduced to cultivation in 1726.