Fothergilla gardenii


$ 14.95

Item #: 1093
Pot Size: 4"x4"x5.5" pot

Plant Description

Fothergilla gardenii is an attractive deciduous shrub that resembles witchazel. Flowers are borne in spring on slightly zigzag stems before the leaves emerge. They are puffy, creamy-white, and resemble 2-inch-long bottle brushes. They are also strongly scented like honey. Fothergilla's fall foliage color is an outstanding-yellow, orange, scarlet, and purple. It grows best in mostly sunny spots with good drainage, acid soil, and even moisture. Our form has an open, upright habit and grows to around four feet in full sun. Fothergilla gardenii is our favorite shrub. We use it in foundation plantings, at the woods' edge, and massed for a brilliant display. Its open growth makes it very suitable for underplanting with low wildflowers. More than one of our landscapes has featured an entrance planting of Fothergilla, Green-and-Gold, and spring bulbs - simple, beautiful, effective. Fothergilla is uncommon and choice.



Good Fall Color

Native Plant

Good Fragrance

Ease of Culture

Not too hard to grow

Plant Type


Light Exposure

Full sun, Mostly sunny, Half and half, Mostly shady,

Soil Condition

Organic, Average,

Moisture Tolerance

Moist, Moderately moist,


full quart


36 or taller,

Flower Color


Bloom Time

Mid spring, Late spring,

Typical Height





5, 6, 7, 8,