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Mount Airy Fothergilla gardenii Shrub

Mount Airy Fothergilla gardenii Shrub

Fothergilla gardenii 'Mount Airy'


$19.95
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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.

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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.
Fothergilla
Dwarf Fothergilla

Planting:

Choose a well drained acid soil, pre-enriched with leaf mold or other decomposed organic matter. Fothergilla will tolerate partial shade, especially in hot climates, but will produce better fall color and more flowers if situated in full sun. “Blue Mist”, which has blue foliage, performs best in light shade.


Maintenance:

Pruning should be necessary only to shape. A year round mulch is recommended to maintain soil moisture and even soil temperature. Fothergillas are quite tolerant of wet soil conditions. If grown in dry sites, they should be deeply watered during periods of drought, especially for the first two years.


Zones:

Zones 5-9

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