A versatile landscape shrub with showy white "bottle-brush" flowers in spring at the ends of bare branches, blue-green foliage, good fall colour and a shapely rounded habit of growth; prefers acidic soils; a great multipurpose garden plant
Blue Mist Fothergilla features showy spikes of fragrant white flowers rising above the foliage in mid-spring before the leaves. It has bluish-green foliage throughout the season. The round leaves turn an outstanding orange in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Blue Mist Fothergilla is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This is a high-maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. Blue Mist Fothergilla is recommended for the following landscape applications;
General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Blue Mist Fothergilla will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.
This shrub does best in partial shade. It requires evenly moist well-drained soil for optimal growth but will die in standing water. It has a definite preference for acidic soils and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This is a selection of a native North American species.