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The colorful fall foliage is second only to the honey scented spring blooms of the Mount Airy Fothergilla. The bottlebrush flowers open and then the blue green foliage begin to unfold on this native flowering shrub.
Fothergilla major 'Mount Airy' is slower growing than many other flowering shrub choices. But, when it can be planted among other woodland plants, it will bring lots of life to your yard or garden setting. An excellent specimen shrub.
It is a plant well worth the wait to attain maturity yet will entertain you along the way. My Mount Airy Fothergilla shrubs are planted in my side garden under the arbor. Each spring as I walk my garden, making notes of what needs to be accomplished for the spring and summer seasons, I admire their previous years growth and await the gorgeous bottlebrush-like blooms that will soon follow.
The Mount Airy is what I like to refer to as an 'Investment Plant' meaning that it will make a wonderful addition to any landscape setting with unusual blooms, strong summer foliage followed by brilliant fall foliage.
Planting and Care for Fothergilla
For a hege, space your plants approximately 4 feet apart. Prune for shape right after your Fothergilla blooms fade away. Use a neutral slow release fertilize blend in mid spring for the growing season.
Mount Airy Fothergilla is a 1 to 2 foot shrub growing in a one gallon pot. Orders shipping to west coast addresses may be partially bare rooted for shipping.
- Category: Shrubs, Flowering Shrubs, Privacy Hedge Shrubs
- Plant Type: Deciduous
- Light Requirement: Full Sun, Partial
- Soil Condition: Well Drained
- Bloom Season: Spring
- Bloom Color: White
- Mature Height: 5 - 6ft
- Growth Rate: Slow-growing
- Planting Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
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