(FOTHERGILLA) Dwarf Fothergilla

(FOTHERGILLA) Dwarf Fothergilla


It is a compact, slow-growing, mounded, deciduous shrub that typically grows 2-3’ tall and as wide. Dense terminal bottlebrush-like spikes  flowers (to 1-2" long) bloom in spring (April-early May) before the leaves appear. Only the male flowers have color (showy white filaments and yellow anthers). Flowers are aromatic. Thick, pubescent, blue-green to green leaves (to 2 1/2" long). Leaves turn often brilliant shades of yellow, orange and red in fall. Fruit is an ornamentally insignificant that matures in fall.


Best grown in moist, acidic, organically rich, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Best flowers occur in full sun, but plants appreciate some afternoon shade in hot and dry summer climates. Performs well in sandy loams. Avoid heavy soils.


    Zone: 5 to 8

    Height: 1.50 to 3.00 feet

    Spread: 2.00 to 4.00 feet

    Bloom Time: April to May

    Bloom Description: White

    Sun: Full sun to part shade

    Water: Medium

    Maintenance: Low

    Flower: Showy, Fragrant

    Leaf: Good Fall


    Compact specimen or accent that may also be grown in groups or massed. Shrub borders, foundations, cottage gardens, open woodland areas or native plant areas. Small hedge.


    Plants of Merit are plants selected for their outstanding quality and dependable performance for the lower Midwest. They grow consistently well. 


    Plants of Merit Selection Criteria

    •Easy to grow and maintain
    •Not known to be invasive in our area
    •Resistant or tolerant to diseases and insects
    •Has outstanding ornamental value
    •Reasonably available to purchase


    No serious insect or disease problems.


    Products can not be shipped.  For local delivery and installation only.



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