Characteristics & Cultural Requirements
Height: 3-4’ Spread: 3-4’
Habit/Form: Dense, upright mounding
Hardiness Zone: 4-8
Exposure: Full sun to part shade
Soil: Well-drained, Medium moisture
Logan Alberts, one of our Designers says: “it’s one of the coolest shrubs out there.” Dwarf Fothergilla looks great all year long. In the spring just before the foliage emerges, dainty ivory colored bottlebrush flowers dance along the branches sharing their sweet fragrance with passersby. During the summer months, the blue-green leaves offer a lovely backdrop to the summer bloomers. The foliage is clean and almost free from disease and insect problems, making this a low maintenance shrub. With the arrival of autumn, this shrub once again comes to the forefront of the garden with its brilliant display of red, orange, and yellow fall colors. Dwarf Fothergilla is a slow-growing, woody shrub giving it a spot in the winter garden as well. A fresh snow will nestle gently onto the branches as the winter birds perch in search of nourishment. Logan highly recommends adding this underused gem to your garden palette!
This easy to grow shrub makes a great choice for massings, foundation plantings and native plant areas. It works great as a small hedge too!