Thursday, September 23, 2010
Fothergilla (All Varieties)
Light: Full Sun
Bloom time: May
Flower Color: White
Mature Size: 6' tall by 5' Tall ('Mt. Airy') 1' tall by 3' wide (Dwarf Fothergilla)
'Mt. Airy' (also listed as 'Mount Airy') - This form of Fothergilla is widely considered to be the finest selection available. All attributes appear superior, including larger flowers, clean blue-green foliage, strong fall color (yellow to red) and vigorous upright growth habit to 6' tall. It is widely available and probably should be selected over other forms if possible.
Fothergilla is one of Victoria’s favorite fall foliage shrubs – its leaves turn a striking multi-colored metallic.
Dwarf Fothergilla only grows one foot tall, which makes it a very practical size for most gardens. In spring it has creamy white bottlebrush-like flowers that combine particularly well with spring-blooming bulbs.