Dwarf Witch Alder (Fothergilla gardenii 'Blue Mist')

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 2 to 3 feet, to 4 feet
Plant Spread: 2 to 4 feet
Leaves: Glaucous
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Bees
Miscellaneous: Monoecious


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Location: Potomac MDDate: 2019-04-21
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Location: Cedarhome, WashingtonDate: 2013-05-14
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Location: Jenkins Arboretum in Berwyn, PennsylvaniaDate: 2019-10-05planted shrub
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Location: JenkinsDate: 2019-10-05foliage
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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Oct 10, 2019 7:50 PM

This cultivar is noted for its leathery, frosty, blue-green leaves. It can have good fall color or not. Some large conventional nurseries offer this.

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bushes for the front of the house by random_bunny75 Aug 20, 2018 8:49 PM 30

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