Fothergilla gardenii 'Beaver Creek'

Beaver Creek Fothergilla

$ 14.95

Item #: 1094
Pot Size: 4"x4"x5.5" pot

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. This form, 'Beaver Creek', is slow growing and grows to around 2 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.



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

Soil Condition

Organic, Average

Moisture Tolerance

Moist, Moderately moist


full quart


12 to 24, 24 to 36




Flower Color


Bloom Time

Mid spring, Late spring



Hardiness Zones

5, 6, 7, 8