- Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 3 - 4 Feet
- Mature Spread 3 - 4 Feet
- Growing Zones 5 - 8
Dwarf Fothergilla goes by a few different names, including Fothergilla gardenii and Dwarf Bottlebrush Witchalder, but whatever you call this plant, you will be sure to remember its striking good looks. The unique flowers grow on the ends of the woody branches in the spring before the leaves emerge. Each bloom consists of tiny tubular white flowers that grow in circular rows around the center stem. The blue-green foliage will turn yellow, orange, and red shades during the fall.
The dense form of this upright plant ensures it is a good hedge or foundation planting. The springtime flowers and fall color will make this shrub a focal point in a bed or mass planting. Bees and butterflies flock to the sweet-smelling flowers of this low-maintenance plant. The Dwarf Fothergilla is a perennial in USDA zones 5 through 8.
Dwarf Fothergilla Care
Plant this shrub in full sun to partial shade. Soil should be moist and acidic but well-drained. Water once per week or when the top few inches of soil are dry. Apply a layer of organic compost or a balanced fertilizer in the spring to support new growth.
Remove suckers as they appear to focus all of the energy into the plant. The flowers bloom on the previous year’s growth, so prune the plant after flowering is done.
Dwarf Fothergilla Spacing
Plant Dwarf Fothergilla shrubs 2 to 4 feet apart. This compact, upright perennial will be 3 to 4 feet wide and tall.
Dwarf Fothergilla Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Spacing: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): White|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Blue, Green|
|Seasonal Interest: Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Hedges & Privacy, Mass Planting, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Fragrant, Low Maintenance|
|Common Name: Dwarf Fothergilla|
|Scientific Name: FOTHERGILLA GARDENII|
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.
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Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
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