Fothergilla 'Mt Airy' (Dwarf Witch Alder)

Height: 3-5 feet
Spread: 3-5 feet
Light: Full sun to part shade
Soil: Average, medium moisture, well-drained soils.
Description: ‘Mount Airy’ is a hybrid fothergilla cultivar that was discovered by plantsman Michael A. Dirr at the Mt. Airy Arboretum in Cincinnati, Ohio. Noted for its profuse spring flowering, excellent summer foliage, excellent fall color and consistently upright habit. Bottlebrush-like spikes of tiny, honey-scented, white flowers bloom in spring (April-May) after the foliage emerges. Leathery leaves are dark green above and bluish gray beneath. Foliage turns excellent shades of yellow, orange and red-purple in fall.


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