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Fothergilla gardenii 'Mt. Airy'

Fothergilla gardenii 'Mt. Airy'
dwarf witch-alder
Fothergilla gardenii 'Mt. Airy'
After a few years in the garden, our specimen has come into its own

Synonym(s) Fothergilla gardenii x major
Common name dwarf witch-alder
Family hamamelidaceae
Life cycle shrub (Z5-9)
Flowers white (spring)
Size 3-4'
Light best fall color when planted in full sun
Cultural notes prefers humus-rich soil

Among the first crop of shrubs to be planted in our Lane garden, fothergilla was an asset right from its first year. The foliage is distinctive and attractive throughout the season, and turns bright orange-red by mid-November. Every year in late April, the first sight of its little moppy flowers comes as a welcome surprise.

dwarf witch-alder
Fothergilla gardenii 'Mt. Airy'

We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.

One or more images of this plant are included in my stock photo catalog

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