Native to the southeastern U.S. Grown mainly for its fall foliage color, but spring bloom is pretty: small, honey-scented white flowers in 1–2-in., brushlike clusters appear on zigzagging stems, either before or with the leaves. Performs best in moist, well-drained, acid soil.Fothergilla major
Erect shrub grows to 9 ft. tall and 6 ft. wide, with roundish, 2–4-in.-long, somewhat lopsided leaves that turn yellow to orange to purplish red in autumn.
‘Mount Airy’ is smaller (3–5 ft. high and wide), with abundant blooms, good dark green leaf color, and consistently superb fall color in yellow, orange, and scarlet.
Native to much of the Northern Hemisphere. Grows to 2–5 ft. tall and wide, with finely cut, medi...
Native Europe to Iran. Dense, pyramidal tree to 40 ft. high and eventually as broad as tall, with droo...
Typically grows to 2–3 ft. high (though it can grow considerably taller) and as wide or wider, w...