- Common Name(s):
- Dwarf fothergilla
- 'Blue Mist' , 'Mount Airy'
- Native Plants, Shrubs
Beautiful, compact, low growing shrub that has knock-out orange to scarlet fall foliage. Showy fragrant white blooms April through May. It has an upright habit with spreading branches; drought tolerant; will tolerate wet soils; may sucker to form a colony; native to coastal plains of southern US. Works well as a specimen plant or grouped in masses into an informal small hedge.
Seasons of Interest
Foliage: Fall, orange scarlet Bloom: Spring, April-May
Wildlife Value: This plant is seldom damaged by deer
Play Value: Wildlife Enhancement
Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: No serious insects or disease problems.
Compare this Plant to: Fothergilla major
- 3-5 ft.
- Alternate, simple, leathery blue-green to dark green leaves; 1-2.5 in. long; orange, yellow to scarlet fall color
- Male flowers only are showy 1-2 in. creamy white flowers in spring with a sweet honey fragrance; April through May, flowers appear before leaves. Fruit is an ornamentally insignificant, two-seeded, beaked capsule that matures in fall.
- Sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained acidic soil; does tolerate poor drainage, wet soils. Does like some afternoon shade in hot climates.
- Medium to coarse
- Rounded, dense mound; informal; upright with spreading, crooked branches
- Sun to partial shade; moist to wet soil
- insignificant, two-seeded beaked capsule
- 3-4 ft.
NCCES plant id: 479