Virginia Sweetspire (Itea virginica 'Henry's Garnet') is a compact shrub with showy, glossy garnet-burgundy leaves in the fall and slender clusters of fragrant white flowers bloom from late spring into summer. It can reach 3-4 feet tall and spread 4-6 feet wide. This low-maintenance shrub likes moisture and full sun to partial shade. It flowers best in full sun. Once established, it is drought and flood tolerant. Butterflies, bees and hummingbirds enjoy this plant when it is in bloom.