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Fothergilla gardenii 'Blue Mist' ('Blue Mist' fothergilla)

Fothergilla gardenii ‘Blue Mist’ Photo/Illustration: Jennifer Benner


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Fothergilla gardenii 'Blue Mist' fah-ther-GILL-ah gar-DEN-ee-eye Common Name: 'Blue Mist' fothergilla 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:

 


Height 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Light Full Sun Only;Full Sun to Part Shade;Part Shade 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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