Three Seasons of Changing Beauty Every Year!
Mount Airy Fothergilla gardenii Shrub
Loves sun but also tolerates shade!
Honey-scented white blooms in spring, lush foliage in summer, and brilliant fall color!
|Genus ||Fothergilla |
|Species ||gardenii |
|Variety ||'Mount Airy' |
|Zone ||5 - 9 |
|BloomStartToEnd ||Early Spring |
|PlantHeight ||4 ft - 5 ft |
|PlantWidth ||3 ft - 4 ft |
|BloomSize ||1 in |
|Additional Characteristics ||Fall Color, Fast Growing, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer |
|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 ||Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands |
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.
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.