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‘Mount Airy’

Bottlebrush

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)
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.