Mt. Airy Large Fothergilla
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - ShrubGrowth Rate - Slow (medium in youth with ample water and fertilizer)Mature Height - 5-6'Mature Width - Longevity -
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Abundant, fragrant, whitish, apetalous flowers, the showy part being the stamens larger than species, 1.5-2" long; 3-4 weeks in mid AprilFruit - 2-valved, dehiscent capsule, 0.5" long, splitting at the top, usually containing 2 shiny black seeds, generally not produced in great quantities.Leaf - Fall Color - Consistent yellow-orange-red; one of the better native shrubs for fall colorBark - Rounded, zigzag, slender, dingy stellate-tomentose or more or less glabrescentOther Features - Excellent shrub for the residential landscape; Leaves extremely frost resistant with significant fall color. Good for a shrub border, groupings, masses and foundation plantings.Possible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Easy to transplant; needs acid soil conditions. Stressed plants may have a light green (yellow-green) margin around the leaf. Strong suckering habit.Native Habitat - Zone 4 to 8.Diseases and Insects - Strength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Fothergilla.- Other plants of the family Hamamelidaceae.- Other plants of the genus Fothergilla.- Other plants of the species Fothergilla major.