Fothergilla ‘Mt. Airy’

('Mt. Airy', Fothergilla)


$29.99


Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

?Mount Airy? is a hybrid fothergilla cultivar that was discovered by plantsman Michael A. Dirr at the Mt. Airy Arboretum in Cincinnati, Ohio. This is a vigorous deciduous shrub that grows 4-5? tall and is noted for its profuse spring flowering, excellent summer foliage, excellent fall color and consistently upright habit. Terminal, bottlebrush-like spikes (1-3? long) of tiny, fragrant, apetulous, white flowers bloom in spring (April-May) after the foliage emerges. Flower color comes from the dense clusters of showy stamens (white filaments and yellowish anthers). Flowers have a honey-scented frangance. Leathery, ovate to obovate leaves (2-4? long) are dark green above and bluish gray beneath. Foliage turns excellent shades of yellow, orange and red-purple in fall. ?Mount Airy? may be a cross between two southeastern U. S. natives, F. gardenii and F. major. It is taller than the former but shorter than the latter.

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Description

Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Prefers moist, acidic, organically rich soils which have good drainage. Good shade tolerance. May spread by root suckers if suckers are not promptly removed.

Additional information

Common Name

'Mt. Airy', Fothergilla

Botanical Name

Fothergilla 'Mt. Airy'

Container/Amount

3 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Shade, Sun

Height

to 5 ft.

Width

4 to 5 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

April

Flower Color

white

Fragrance

Yes

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

Fall Color

oranges and yellows, reds

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