Fothergilla gardenii 'Mt. Airy'
|After a few years in the garden, our specimen has come into its own |
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.
||Fothergilla gardenii x major
||best fall color when planted in full sun
||prefers humus-rich soil
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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|Claire||Nov 02, 2008||Should I prune my Fothersgilla Mt. Airy in the Spring? Last year I had no growth until I pruned|
I've never pruned ours - and it's still a small shrub/tree. So I don't think it needs to be pruned for health.
|Donna||Jul 29, 2009||I just planted fothergilla and viburnum last week. It's the end of July so I water everyday. A few of the leaves have already started to color. Is this a good thing? The color is reddish purple. |
They shouldn't be turning color just yet. The plants may have a hard time keeping up with moisture loss through the leaves, with a reduced/damaged root system. I would try to give the plants some temporary shade and protect from wind.
|maryann gravitt||Oct 25, 2010||i am trying to find fothergilla to purchase in or at least ship to california. do you have any suggestions?|
Forest Farm is a West Coast nursery that carries fothergilla.
|Warren W||Mar 12, 2012||I have three Fothergilla gardenii shrubs, and I prune them [if needed] as soon as the spring blooms fade. I selectively prune with hand pruners to keep in shape and limit their size|
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