University of Illinois Extension
University of Illinois Extension - Selecting Shrubs for Your Home
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Dwarf Fothergilla
Fothergilla gardenii
Dwarf Fothergilla in flower
Size:
Size: small
Small

Medium

Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage


Hardiness Zone: 5 - 8 
Mature Height: 2-3 Feet
Mature Width: 2-3 Feet
Features: Bottlebrush-like clusters of small, white, fragrant flowers in spring; autumn color is a mix of yellow, orange and red.
Culture: Full sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soils; prefers slightly acid soil, but tolerates neutral soil.
Cultivars:
  • 'Blue Mist' - Blue summer foliage, autumn color less intense than that of the species.
  • 'Mt. Airy' - Blue-green foliage, excellent autumn color, flowers heavily, usually stays under 5 feet (sometimes considered a cultivar of Fothergilla major)
Mature Form: Rounded to slightly irregular
Native To: United States
Soil Conditions:
Dry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Alkaline Soil
Dry Sites
Salt
Tolerance: Soil CompactionSoil Compaction
Wet Sites
Wind
Uses:
Barrier
Use for: Border.Border
Use for: Foundation.Foundation
Hedge
Massing
Use for: Naturalizing.Naturalizing
Screen
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Orange
Purple
Red
Yellow
 
Additional Notes: Best flowering and autumn color will occur in full sun.

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