Close up of Mount Airy Fothergilla bloom

‘Mount Airy’

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Fothergilla x intermedia

'Mount Airy'

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Close up of Mount Airy Fothergilla bloom
  • Native
  • Fragrant
  • Excellent fall color
Description

'Mount Airy' fothergilla is a popular landscape plant thanks to its vigorous growth and abundant white flowers. Dark green foliage takes on consistent yellow-orange-red fall color. Selected by Dr. Mike Dirr at the Mt. Airy Arboretum.

Awards Kentucky Theodore Klein Award

USDA Zone 5 - 9 (-20°F/-28.9°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 4 - 5'

Width 4 - 5'

Finish Time 1.5 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.