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Mount Airy Fothergilla gardenii Shrub
Three Seasons of Changing Beauty Every Year!
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Mount Airy Fothergilla gardenii Shrub

2-Quart
Item # 46845
$19.95
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Trade Gallon (3qt)
Item # 35742
$22.95
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1-Quart
Item # 48585
$19.95
Buy 3+ at $17.95
Buy 6+ at $15.95
Item is sold out.

Loves sun but also tolerates shade!

Honey-scented white blooms in spring, lush foliage in summer, and brilliant fall color!
From its wonderfully fragrant spring blooms to its neon-bright fall foliage, 'Mount Airy' is a delightful shrub that keeps your garden colorful 3 seasons a year and is as easy as pie to grow! The perfect size for a foundation planting, hedge, or accent, this vigorous shrub is one of the most beautiful investments you can make in your year-round landscape!

The show begins in spring, when dainty white blooms (about an inch across) appear, sporting a marvelous honey scent and bright, cheery look. After they pass, the small, neatly veined leaves keep 'Mount Airy' looking lush and beautiful all summer. Then, when the first chill of fall enters the air, the foliage turns ultra-bright shades of golden and orange! Wow!

'Mount Airy' is a sun lover, but is adaptable to partial shade. Reaching 4 to 5 feet tall and 3 to 4 feet wide, it is just the right size for a variety of garden uses. Combine it behind your summer-blooming perennials in the border. Versatile and ever-changing, this is a shrub you simply must have!

This Fothergilla thrives in acidic soil well enriched with humus. Space plants about 3 feet apart for dense coverage. Hardy in zones 5-9.

Genus Fothergilla
Species gardenii
Variety 'Mount Airy'
Zone 5 - 9
Bloom Season Early Spring
Plant Height 4 ft - 5 ft
Plant Width 3 ft - 4 ft
Bloom Size 1 in
Additional Characteristics Fragrance, Free Bloomer, Fall Color, Fast Growing, Flower
Bloom Color White
Foliage Color Dark Green, Gold, Orange
Light Requirements Full Sun
Moisture Requirements Moist,  well-drained
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Hedge, Ornamental
Restrictions Guam, Virgin Islands, Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Average Based on 2 Reviews Write a Review
So cool!
Randa D from TX wrote (April 02, 2012):
Before I bought one of these shrubs last year I had never seen a "fothergilla". In fact, I had never even heard of one. But, it fit my requirements, height, sun, etc., so I decided I would give it a try. Well, she put on her first bloom this past week. That puffy, white flower is awesome. I can't wait to see her once she grows and has blooms everywhere.
So cool!
Randa D. from TX wrote (March 30, 2012):
I have to admit that I had not only never seen a fothergilla, I had never heard of one. But last year, I decided , Why not." It fit what I was looking for-height, sun requirements, etc. Well, in the last week it put on its first bloom. The puffy, white flower is so adorable that neighbors are asking, "What is that?" I love being a trend setter.