Pronunciation: foth-er-GIL-a gar-DE-ne-i
|Description||A valuable compact ornamental shrub used for hedges and borders to provide multi-season interest in the landscape. Fragrant, creamy white, fuzzy, bottlebrush flowers cover the low, mounded, dense form in spring, followed by thick, toothy blue-green leaves in summer. Fall foliage is a brilliant medley of yellow, red, and orange. Deciduous.|
|Light||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Watering||Keep soil moist, but not soggy.|
|Mature Size||Slow growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide, or wider.|
|Special Features||Easy Care, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Benefits Birds|
|Flower Attributes||Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge|
|Design Ideas||Plant this lovely native in shade gardens or in wooded settings where its rangy character and white flower spikes are appreciated. Use as a single specimen for accent planting or mix into casual shrub borders or with other natives that need a color boost in spring or fall. Native to forest floors, it is perfectly at home in a woodland garden with conifers and hardwoods.|
|Companion Plants||Witch Hazel (Hamamelis); Beautyberry (Callicarpa); Weigela (Weigela); Strawberry Bush (Euonymus americanus); Alaskan Fern (Polystichum setiferum)|
|Care||Thrives in organically rich, slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil. Feed regularly during the growing season. Prune annually in late winter to promote vigorous new growth.|
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.