An intensely fragrant shrub with very floriferous spikes of white flowers in late summer when little else is in flower; neat, compact habit of growth and good fall color; needs moist acidic soil; some suckering. Hummingbird Summersweet has masses of beautiful spikes of fragrant white flowers rising above the foliage from mid to late summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. It has green foliage throughout the season. The glossy round leaves turn an outstanding harvest gold in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.