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Mount Airy Fothergilla
Three Seasons of Changing Beauty Every Year!
48585.jpgMount Airy Fothergilla

Mount Airy Fothergilla

1-Quart
Item # 48585
$19.95
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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 with another carefree 3-season beauty, Arkansas Blue Star Flower, for an incredible show, or plant 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. And if you love 'Mount Airy,' wait until you see its bud-sport, blue-leaved 'Blue Shadow'! Hardy in zones 5-9.

Genus2 Fothergilla
Species gardenii
Variety 'Mount Airy'
ItemForm 1-Quart
Zone 5 - 9
BloomStartToEnd Early Spring
PlantHeight 4 ft - 5 ft
PlantWidth 3 ft - 4 ft
BloomSize 1 in
AdditionalCharacteristics Fall Color, Fast Growing, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer
FoliageColor Dark Green, Gold, Orange
LightRequirements Full Sun
MoistureRequirements Moist,  well-drained
SoilTolerance Normal,  loamy
Uses Border, Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Hedge, Ornamental
Restrictions Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands