Joy Creek Nursery

675-002D4   Fothergilla 'Mount Airy'  

Fothergilla 'Mount Airy'
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Well-known plantsman Michael Dirr made this selection of Fothergilla at Mt. Airy Arboretum in Cincinnati, Ohio. He found this trial plant to have good vigor and to be strongly upright. Also, he was attracted to its dark green leaves during the growing season and the manner in which they transformed in the autumn with a consistant display of orange, yellow and red. In addition, Dr. Dirr noted the abundance of flowers on its branches. And so, it was named to honor the place where it was found. In our garden, after twenty years, Fothergilla 'Mt. Airy' has attained a height of over 6 ft. It puts on a splendid show each year. For best results, we recommend that you plant it in part shade with lightly acid soil and be patient.

Spring.  3 ft. x 3 ft.

White flowers

Sun, Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8. 9

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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