“Mount Airy” Fothergill
$69.00 – $85.00
Available fall 2021
“Mount Airy” Fothergill is a selection from the species Fothergillia gardenii or Dwarf Fothergill. This is a native shrub from the coastal plain of the southeastern United States. It needs a moist well drained acid soil to thrive. All bees love these flowers
This hardy shrub (zones 4 to 9) grows from 2′ to 6′ tall and can take both full sun and partial shade. The flowers have no petals but the effect is stunning. I will never forget the first time I saw these in bloom at an extension office in Kentucky, so beautiful and the fragrance was intoxicating. After the bloom they are dark green maybe even a blue green. Fall gives another spectacle of color yellow, orange and red all at once.
This works good as a foundation planting, a low border or to fill in an island containing a feature tree. It shows well with an evergreen background.