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.
CareProvide 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.
- Genus : Fothergilla
- Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
- Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
- Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8
- Light : Full Sun
- Maintenance : Low
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Characteristics : Showy Fall Foliage
- Plant Type : Shrubs
- Bloom Time : Spring
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
- Flower Color : White