Fothergilla gardenii

Fothergilla

$ 14.95

Item #: 1093
Pot Size: full quart


Plant Description

Fothergilla is an attractive deciduous shrub with leaves and aspect resembling 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. Fall foliage color is outstanding-yellow, orange, scarlet, and purple. The plant 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 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.

 

Characteristics

Good Fall Color

Native Plant

Good Fragrance

Ease of Culture

Not too hard to grow

Plant Type

Shrub,

Light Exposure

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

Soil Condition

Organic, Average,

Moisture Tolerance

Moist, Moderately moist,

Size

full quart

Height

36 or taller,

Flower Color

White/whitish,

Bloom Time

Mid spring, Late spring,

Typical Height

5ft

Spread

4ft

Zones

5, 6, 7, 8,