February 08, 2011

A Landscape Favorite: Dwarf Fothergilla

In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous.


Fothergilla gardenii

We love adding this wonderfully textured native dwarf shrub to new and existing landscapes.  Delicate white, honey-scented, bottle-brush blossoms add fabulous spring interest to the garden.  The unforgettable green textured leaves change in autumn to outstanding shades of yellow, orange, and red!  Use in groupings, masses, or foundation plantings.  Plant in full or partial sun.  May all your gardens grow!

Height:   3-4'
Spread:  3-4'
Zone:     5-8



  1. I LOVE this shrub! It's so unique and it looks great three seasons out of the year here!

  2. It's a good street planting too, since it's so resistant. I underplanted this for years with larkspur on a parkway in Chicago. Knock out!

    Best, Lisa


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