Dwarf shrub; 3-5 feet high and wide
White blooms April-May; honey scented
Excellent summer foliage and supurb fall color (yellow, orange, red--often on the same leaf)
Part-shade to full sun; moist, well-drained soil
Concerns: leaf spot. Irrigate early.
Mt. Airy Fothergilla (shrub)
Beautiful and bountiful honey-scented, bottlebrush spring flowers give way to rich, green summer foliage and fall leaves ranging from yellow to red-purple. Attracts birds and butterflies and makes a great hedge. Mixes well with rhododendron and azalea.