'Mount Airy' Fothergilla

( Fothergilla major 'Mt Airy' )

Fohtergilla Mt Airy
  • An exceptionally beautiful native three season shrub. Mt Airy is a cultivar selected for its foliage, floral display and hardiness. A low maintenance plant that develops a naturally compact habit that requires little pruning. Use as a specimen, in shrub borders, foundation plantings, ornamental hedges and numerous other uses in the residential landscape. Just an outstanding plant.

Ornamental features:

  • Creamy white flowers resemble miniature fuzzy bottlebrushes.  Blossoms last for 10 to14 days.
  • Outstanding fall color in brilliant shades of yellow, orange, red and purple.
  • Attractive dark green foliage with a bluish haze adorns a compact plant.

Horticulture profile:

  • Zone 5 to 8
  • Grows 4 to 5 ft tall with similar spread.
  • Slow growth rate, typically 6-8” per year.
  • To maintain prune out old stems and unwanted suckers.
  • Requires well drained soils. Neutral to acid pH
  • Tolerant of average soil fertility and moisture levels.
  • Full sun to half shade. Quite shade tolerant.
  • No significant disease or pest problems.
  • Thought to be a hybrid between F. gardenii and F. major.