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Mount Airy Fothergilla

Fothergilla major 'Mount Airy'

SKU
03718
A deciduous shrub with deep blue-green leaves that have spectacular range of fall color. Showy, honey-scented, bottlebrush-like, white flowers appear before foliage emerges in spring. A beautiful addition to the landscape in semi-shaded mixed shrub borders, or as a background shrub, or hedge plant.
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Botanical Pronunciationfoth-er-GIL-la MAY-jor
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches 5 to 6 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Multi-Season Interest, Benefits Birds
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsKeep soil moist, but not soggy.
Companion PlantsRhododendron (Rhododendron); Witch Hazel (Hamamelis); Alaskan Fern (Polystichum setiferum); Sweetspire (Itea); Weigela (Weigela); Beautyberry (Callicarpa)

Thrives in organically rich, slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; once established, water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil. Feed regularly during growing season. Prune annually in late winter to promote vigorous new growth.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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