The fragrant white flowers of this unique shrub have long narrow petals. Borne in clusters of hundreds in spring, the flowers produce an amazing floral effect as if the branches were filled with thousands of airy feathers. Blue-black fruit follow. This spreading branches unfurl the shiny deep green elliptical leaves during flowering. A wonderful specimen for a shrub border.
Rich moist soils by the edges of streams and in damp woods and scrub.