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Legend Of The Small Bottlebrush Fothergilla x intermedia

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • Sun

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).

Flower Season
  • Spring
Mature Size
30" 36"
Height
24 - 30"
Spread
24 - 36"
  • Details

    Features

    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
    Attracts: 
    Bees
    Resists: 
    Deer
    Native to North America

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    24 - 30 Inches
    Spacing: 
    24 - 36 Inches
    Spread: 
    24 - 36 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    White
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Bluish-green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Filler

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    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
    Uses: 
    Edging Plant
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses: 
    Specimen or Focal Point
    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 Fothergilla x intermedia 'NCFI1' USPPAF, Can PBRAF
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