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Fothergilla major

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Large Fothergilla

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Large fothergilla is truly a multi-season deciduous garden shrub. In early spring, it produces masses of upright honey-scented, white bottlebrush-shaped, petal-less flowers before the leaves atop 6-10’ tall multi-stemmed plants. From late October into November, Fothergilla major develops stunning foliage colors ranging from yellow and orange to fiery red. It performs well in sun or shade as long as soils are acidic and well-drained to dry. Large fothergilla makes an excellent shrub or woodland garden companion for Kalmia latifolia, Polystichum acrostichoides, Symphyotrichum spp., Hexastylis shuttleworthii, Phlox divaricata, Coreopsis verticillata, and Rhododendron periclymenoides.

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