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Dwarf Fothergilla

Fothergilla gardenii

Pronunciation: foth-er-GIL-a gar-DE-ne-i
SKU #03717
4-9

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OVERVIEW
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.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Slow growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall, 3 to 4 ft. wide, or wider.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Easy Care, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Slow
Flower Attributes Fragrant, Showy Flowers
STYLE
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.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Blue-green
Companion Plants Witch Hazel (Hamamelis); Beautyberry (Callicarpa); Weigela (Weigela); Strawberry Bush (Euonymus americanus); Alaskan Fern (Polystichum setiferum)
CARE
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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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