Close up of Fothergilla gardenii white blooms Fothergilla gardenii blooming in a bed of mulch Fothergilla gardenii heavy blooming

Fothergilla gardenii

Bottlebrush

Fothergilla gardenii

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Close up of Fothergilla gardenii white blooms Fothergilla gardenii blooming in a bed of mulch Fothergilla gardenii heavy blooming
  • Native
  • Fragrant
  • Excellent fall color
Description

This straight-species forthergilla is a small refined shrub with fragrant white bottlebrush-like flowers in early spring. Brilliant orange, red and yellow fall foliage. This is a fine native plant that's always in demand by landscapers.

USDA Zone 5 - 9 (-20°F/-28.9°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 2 - 4'

Width 2 - 4'

Finish Time 2 seasons

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Spring

Flower Color White

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4"

Soil Moist, well-drained, acidic soils. Needs good drainage.

Pruning Little pruning is required - prune after flowering if desired. Avoid cutting into thick stems unless removing them entirely, as recovery will be slow.

Uses Mixed borders; foundation plantings; woodland gardens.

Growing Tips Though tolerant of shade, flowering and fall color are best with at least some sun each day. Plant where its fragrance can be enjoyed.