Package of 5 Plants
Plants are between 4-12″ in height.
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Dwarf Fothergilla (also called Dwarf Witchalder) is a dense compact deciduous shrub. In mid-spring, its flowers are white and resemble a bottle-brush. Fothergilla leaves are rounded and dark green, changing to brilliant yellow to orange-red in the fall. Fothergilla is an excellent shrub for the residential landscape and adds considerable color from April to October. Originally indigenous to the Allegheny Mountains from northern North Carolina and Tennessee to northern Alabama, Dwarf Fothergilla is disease free and grows between 2 and 3 ft in height and width at a slow rate. More planting instruction can also be found at boydnursery.net/planting/.
|Sun Requirements:||Partial Shade|
|Leaves:||Alternate, simple, obovate to oblong, rounded or broad middle, dark green above, pale or glaucous and tomentose beneath.|
|Size:||2 to 3 foot in height, similar or greater in spread. Some specimens have achieved between 6 and 10 feet in height.|
|Hardiness:||Zone 4-8. For an idea of your plant zone please visit the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map.|
|Habit:||Small shrub with slender, crooked, often spreading branches, rounded in outline; forms a rather dense mound at maturity; suckers, some plants more so than others; and forms colonies.|
|Flowers:||White, fragrant, actually apetalous; showy parts are the stamens (white filament, yellow anthers), borne in terminal. Flowers appear before leaves in April to early May and resemble bottle-brushes, honey-scented, lasting for 2 weeks; in some years the flowers and emerging leaves may appear together.|
|Diseases & Insects:||Problem free.|
|Landscape Value:||Foundation plantings, borders, masses, excellent for interesting flowers, good summer foliage and outstanding fall color; good in combination with rhododendrons and azaleas, and other ericaceous plants.|
|Soil Preference:||Requires acidic, peaty, sandy loam and is not suitable for limy soils.|
|Care:||Prune as desired. Fothergilla is best used in a shrub border or employed in groupings, masses, and foundation plantings.|
|Fertilization:||Fertilize an area three times the canopy spread of the shrub 1 to 2 times a year with a 10-10-10 fertilizer. Only fertilize an established shrub.|
Terms & Conditions of Sale:
The plants are NOT in storage and are dug fresh on receipt of your order. When your order is received plants are collected as soon as the weather permits, this time-frame is normally within one week. We monitor national weather conditions and temperatures for shipments. If at any time your order must be delayed for weather concerns, We will advise you by phone.
For a quote on larger quantities, please call or email us. We ship via Priority Mail from zip-code 37111.
We do NOT ship West of the Rocky Mountains for retail orders, but we will consider shipping West of the Rocky Mountains for wholesale qualities. Please contact us for wholesale container, bare-root, and balled and burlap inquiries.
Refund Policy: At Boyd Nursery Company we strive to always provide quality plant stock in superb condition. We reserve the right to determine if the plant material was cared for properly after leaving our greenhouses. Over or under watering, exposure to adverse temperature swings and weather conditions, incorrect planting or improper cultural conditions will void any effort of refunding your plant purchase. Full or partial replacement or refund will be at the discretion of Boyd Nursery Company following examination of the plant material in question.
If you have questions prior to purchase or have uncertainties in maintenance and proper methods of care for the plant stock purchased, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately with any questions. By contacting us, we can work to rectify the situation before it becomes irreversible.