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Blue Shadow Fothergilla

Availability : Pre-Order for Spring
Availability : In Stock
$78.99
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 4 - 5 Feet
  • Mature Spread 4 - 5 Feet
  • Growing Zones 5 - 8
  • Use As A Thriller In Containers

Are you searching for a shrub that adds year-round interest to borders and beds? If so, then look no further than Blue Shadow Fothergilla. Also known as Fothergilla x intermedia ‘Blue Shadow’, this cultivar of ‘Mount Airy’ features fragrant, ivory, bottle brush-shaped spring blossoms followed by green foliage turning powdery blue in the summer. The leaves “catch fire” during the fall as they turn shades of amber, gold, and crimson. This vigorous, slow-growing selection finishes up the year in winter by offering a unique arrangement of its zigzagging leafless branches. 

Blue Shadow Fothergilla Care

Choose a place in your landscape with 6 to 8 hours of direct sun. Plant in a hole two times the width and one time the height of the root ball in loamy, moist, well-draining soil with a pH of 5.0 to 6.0. If the soil doesn’t drain well, amend it with compost. Apply a three-inch mulch ring. Provide one inch of water per week when the top one inch of soil is dry. Apply an organic fertilizer, such as Espoma’s Holly-Tone, for acid-loving plants annually.

To protect this deciduous shrub during harsh winters, loosely tie the branches and cover them with a frost blanket such as burlap. Blue Shadow Fothergilla does not require heavy pruning. Remove any diseased, dead, damaged, and crossed stems during late winter or spring. Remove any suckers after blooming. 

If planting in a container, choose a pot two to four inches wider than the root ball. Fill the pot with potting soil designed for acid-loving plants. In a thriller-filler-spiller combination, use this shrub as a thriller.

Blue Shadow Fothergilla Spacing

Plant Blue Shadow Fothergillas 3 to 4 feet apart when planting in hedges or growing near foundations. For accent planting, space Blue Shadow Fothergilla plants 3 to 5 feet apart. Plant them with other acid-loving plants such as azaleas, rhododendrons, and mountain laurels. Blue Shadow Fothergilla is a superb choice to plant in a woodland garden.

Blue Shadow Fothergilla Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8
Plant Type:
Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 4 - 5 Feet
Mature Spread: 4 - 5 Feet
Spacing: 4 - 5 Feet
Habit: Mounded
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Description: White Shades
Bloom Period: Summer
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Blue
Foliage Description: Blue Shades
Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Pests & Insects
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: N/A
Container Role: Thriller
Uses: Borders, Mass Planting
Features: Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
Brand:
Common Name: Blue Shadow Fothergilla
Other Name(s): Hybrid fothergilla, Witch-alder
Scientific Name: Fothergilla gardenii 'Blue Shadow'
SKU:
1231005175-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Shipping

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Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

Winter

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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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