Fothergilla major 'Mt. Airy'

Mt. Airy Large Fothergilla

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Shrub
Growth 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 April
Fruit - 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 color
Bark - Rounded, zigzag, slender, dingy stellate-tomentose or more or less glabrescent
Other 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 -
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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 -
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Plants of this taxon:
Bed 67

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.