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Dwarf fothergilla

Fothergilla gardenii

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Fragrant, cylindrical inflorescences are made up of long, white filaments, and open before the leaves in spring. In autumn, the foliage shades range from blood red to blazing yellow, and every shade in between.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsThis species is similar to, but smaller than, F. major . The shrubs are beautiful, compact, and easy to grow, making them easy choices for mixed borders, foundation plantings, and naturalizing.  Native to the southeastern U.S.

CarePrune only to maintain a healthy framework, which is minimal. Grow in moist but well-drained, acidic soil in full sun or partial shade.

PropagationSow seed in a cold frame in fall or winter; take softwood cuttings in summer.

  • Genus : Fothergilla
  • Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
  • Plant Width : 3 to 6 feet
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Characteristics : Fragrant Flowers
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Growth Rate : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Shrubs
  • Bloom Time : Spring
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Flower Color : White
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