Legend of the Small® Bottlebrush Fothergilla

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Features

Characteristics

Plant Needs

A nifty little native with three seasons of interest!

Legend of the Small Fothergilla flowers abundantly in the spring, providing pollinators a reliable source of nectar early in the season. In summer, its foliage is a peppy shade of bluish-green until it erupts into fantastic fall color. Every autumnal color you can think of blends together beautifully on its little frame, making this little guy a serious talking piece for your landscape.

Top reasons to grow Legend of the Small bottlebrush:

  • Delivers the extraordinary fall color of a full sized Fothergilla, but matures at half the size.
  • Produces abundant, fragrant spring blooms.
  • Very shade tolerant and deer resistant.
  • Fragrant Flower
  • Fall Interest

Characteristics

Plant Type:

Shrub

Height Category:

Medium

Garden Height:

24 - 30 Inches

Spacing:

24 - 36 Inches

Spread:

24 - 36 Inches

Foliage Colors:

Green

Flower Colors:

White

Foliage Shade:

Bluish-green

Habit:

Upright

Container Role:

Filler

Native to:

North America

Attracts:

Bees

Resists:

Deer

Plant Needs

Light Requirement:

Part Sun to Sun, Sun

Maintenance Category:

Easy

Bloom Time:

Spring

Hardiness Zones:

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Water Category:

Average

Soil Fertility Requirement:

Average Soil

Uses:

Border Plant, Edging Plant, Landscape, Specimen or Focal Point

Light Requirement:

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Uses Notes:

This lovely native plant lends an informal, natural charm anywhere it is planted. It is especially nice grouped under trees, or planted as a low hedge. It can also be incorporated into flower gardens or wildlife gardens.

Maintenance Notes:

Bottlebrush is very easy to care for - it prefers average soil and at least four hours of sun each day. It can grow well in shadier conditions, however, it may not flower as prolifically and fall color may not be quite as brilliant in very deep shade. 

This plant has an appealing natural habit and is not suited to being cut back or trimmed regularly. 

Legend of the Small®Fothergillax intermedia'NCFI1'USPP 34,139,Can PBRAF

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