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Legend Of The Fall® Bottlebrush

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  • Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
  • Height 4 - 5 Feet
  • Width 4 - 5 Feet
  • Growing Zones 5-9

Bottlebrush is a shrub that is already beloved for its magnificent fall colors, but Legend of the Fall outdoes itself with its autumnal show. The “best in show” of all bottlebrushes, Legend of the Fall features leaves that blaze vibrant red as fall settles in. Legend of the Fall Bottlebrush looks beautiful in the spring and summer, too. Sweet-smelling white flowers bloom in the spring, showing off the bottlebrush blooms that give the shrub its name. In the summer, this hardy native shrub looks green and lush in a variety of garden locations.

Bottlebrush is native to North America and is both shade tolerant and deer resistant. It is often used in shady gardens under or around large trees, because it proves much more tolerant of shade than other shrub varieties. It is a lovely addition to sunny gardens, as well. The informal charm of the bottlebrush is the perfect addition to wildflower gardens, native plantings, and wildlife gardens. It is a medium-sized shrub that also looks lovely when used for a hedge or border.

Legend Of The Fall® Bottlebrush Care

Bottlebrush are typically very easy to care for and require very little maintenance to keep them thriving in the garden. It prefers average soil and average moisture. They thrive in a variety of climates in Zones 5-9. While it is very shade tolerant, it performs best with four hours or more of sunlight per day. When planted in deep shade, the fall colors will not be as brilliant and the flowers won’t be as prolific as it would be with more sunlight.

Bottlebrush does not need to be pruned regularly. In fact, you may want to avoid trimming and pruning altogether, as regular pruning can affect its natural growth habit. Removing a branch here or there if it is damaged or seems out of place won’t harm the plant.

Legend Of The Fall® Bottlebrush Spacing

Legend of the Fall Bottlebrush can grow up to 60” tall and wide at maturity. It is a medium-sized shrub that will need 48-60” of space from other plants. Plant them closer together to form a hedge, and further apart when you are setting it apart as a specific plant.

Legend Of The Fall® Bottlebrush Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 5-9
Plant Type: Shrub
Sunlight Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun
Mature Height: 4 - 5 Feet
Mature Width: 4 - 5 Feet
Plant Spacing: 4 - 5 Feet
Growth Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): White
Seasonal Interest: Spring
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Resists: Deer
Features: Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Native to North America
Uses: Border Plant Edging Plant Landscape Mass Planting Specimen or Focal Point
Plant Brand: Proven Winners
Botanical/Scientific Name: Fothergilla x intermedia 'ALICE' USPP 32,049, Can PBRAF

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  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
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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.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.