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Fothergilla gardenii (Dwarf fothergilla)

Fothergilla gardenii 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 fah-ther-GILL-ah gar-DEN-ee-eye Common Name: Dwarf fothergilla Genus: Fothergilla
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 characteristics: This 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.
Care: Prune only to maintain a healthy framework, which is minimal. Grow in moist but well-drained, acidic soil in full sun or partial shade.
Propagation: Sow seed in a cold frame in fall or winter; take softwood cuttings in summer.
Height 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Growth Habit Clumps
Growth Pace Moderate Grower
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Medium Moisture
Maintenance Low
Characteristics Fragrant Flowers; Native; Showy Flowers
Bloom Time Spring
Flower Color White Flower
Uses Beds and Borders
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Shrubs

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