Native to southeastern U.S. Grown mainly for fall foliage color, but spring bloom is pretty: small, honey-scented white flowers in 1 to 2-in., brushlike clusters appear on zigzagging stems, either before or with the leaves. Performs best in moist, well-drained, acid soil.Fothergilla gardenii
Native to the southeastern United States. Typically 2 to 3 ft. high (though it can grow considerably taller) and as wide or wider, with 1 to 2 1/2-in.-long, dark green, lopsided leaves. Foliage turns intense yellow to orange to scarlet in autumn, often with all three colors in same leaf. ‘Blue Mist’ is a blue-foliaged variety that doesn’t color up as well in fall.
Native to the southeastern United States. Erect shrub to 9 ft. tall and 6 ft. wide, with roundish, 2 to 4-in.-long, somewhat lopsided leaves that turn yellow to orange to purplish red in autumn.
‘Mount Airy’ is smaller (3 to 5 ft. high and wide), with abundant bloom, good dark green leaf color, and consistently superb fall color in yellow, orange, and scarlet.
Native from Europe to Iran. This is the variety commonly sold when you buy European hornbeam; and desp...
This American species grows 40 ft. tall with a rounded crown that may spread 25 ft. has become nearly ...
From southern Europe and western Asia. To 8–10 ft., with medium green leaves comprising five to ...