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Fothergilla gardenii

Common Name(s):
Dwarf fothergilla
Cultivar(s):
Blue Mist , Mount Airy , Mount Airy
Categories:
Native Plants, Shrubs
Comment:

Orange to scarlet fall foliage; upright with spreading branches; drought tolerant; excellent fall foliage color; must have good soil drainage; may sucker to form a colony; native to coastal plains of southern US; this plant is seldom damaged by deer

Height:
3-5 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple, leathery blue-green to dark green leaves; 1-2.5 in. long; orange, yellow to scarlet fall color
Flower:
1-2 in. creamy white flowers in spring with a sweet honey fragrance; flowers appear before leaves
Zones:
5 to 8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained acidic soil; does not tolerate poor drainage
Texture:
Medium to coarse
Form:
Rounded, dense mound; informal; upright with spreading, crooked branches
Exposure:
Sun to partial shade; moist to wet soil
Fruit:
Creamy white flowers in spring with a sweet honey fragrance
Width:
3-4 ft.
Tags:
deciduous, deer resistant, TSC

NCCES plant id: 479

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