Dwarf Fothergilla (Fothergilla 'Mount Airy')

Also sold as:
Mt. Airy

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9a
Plant Height: about 5 feet
Plant Spread: 4 to 6 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Spring
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Other Beneficial Insects
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Stolons and runners
Pollinators: Bumblebees
Miscellaneous: Monoecious
Child plants: one child plant

 3:13 pm. Rich fall colour.

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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Dec 6, 2017 5:15 PM

'Mount Airy' seems to be the most common cultivar of Witch-Alders in the US. It was selected from the Mount Airy Arboretum in Cincinnati, Ohio by Dr Michael A. Dirr for: its good bluish-green foliage color; its abundant display of larger flowers; its good yellow-orange-red fall color; its good vigor; and its 5 to 6 feet high size. It is offered by many nurseries and garden centers of the Midwest, the Mid-Atlantic, the Northeast, and the northern part of the South in the USA. This is actually a selection of Fothergilla x intermedia that is a hybrid between the Dwarf X the Large Witch-Alders. This cultivar of the Hybrid Witch-Alder does not bear fruit. It does need a good quality soil that is draining wet to moist to well-drained, and it can tolerate pH a little above 7.0.

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