Mount Airy Fothergilla
Loves sun but also tolerates shade!
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.
|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||Fall Color, Fast Growing, Flower, Fragrance, Free Bloomer|
|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, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, Virgin Islands|