'Blue Mist' fothergilla

Fothergilla gardenii 'Blue Mist'

Photo/Illustration: 
Jennifer Benner
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'Blue Mist' fothergilla (Fothergilla gardenii 'Blue Mist')
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Genus:  Fothergilla
This versatile shrub to 3 feet tall and widestarts the show in spring before even the leaves emerge with 1- to -2-inch long, honey-scented, white, bottlebrush flowers that bloom for several weeks. These are joined soon after by wavy-margined, leathery, blue-green leaves that, in fall, may turn many shades of yellow, orange, and red.
Care:  Provide full sun to partial shade and slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soil. Prune only to maintain a pleasing framework.
Propagation: 

 Grow from softwood cuttings in summer.

Problems: 

 

Overview

Height
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread
1 ft. to 3 ft.
Light
Full Sun Only
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Native,
Showy Fall Foliage,
Showy Flowers
Bloom Time
Spring
Flower Color
White Flower
Style
Low-Maintenance,
Spring Interest
Type
Shrubs

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