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Fothergilla gardenii

Native Plants

Dwarf Fothergilla

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Fothergilla gardenii is a very attractive, multi-stemmed shrub that makes a big statement in the spring landscape with white, honey-scented, bottlebrush-shaped flowers that emerge on leafless stems. Attractive, rounded green to bluish-green leaves follow and extend interest in the autumn with a kaleidoscope of foliage colors. Dwarf fothergilla has an upright, broadly rounded habit, grows 3-4’ tall and spreads vigorously. It thrives in partial shade to full sun in acidic, moist and well drained soils, but will tolerate drier soils. Dwarf fothergilla is a fine companion for shrubs such as Rhododendron periclymenoides, Leucothoe axillaris, Clethra alnifolia, Vaccinium angustifolium, and perennials such as Phlox stolonifera.

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    filtered-shade, full-sun 
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    average, dry, moist 
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    orange, red, yellow 
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