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.
Best known of several selections is ‘Sulphureum‘, 12-20 in. tall, with light yellow flower...
To 6 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide. Olive green foliage. Lilac-pink flowers come midseason to late. Tolerates b...
Native to the southeastern United States. Erect shrub to 9 ft. tall and 6 ft. wide, with roundish, 2 t...