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.
To 5 ft. Outstanding glossy green, heavily ribbed leaves. A profusion of bright red flowers in midseas...
Dense, bushy plant to 4 ft. Exceptional purplish pink flowers; profuse bloom. Flowers early, when foli...
Typically grows to 2–3 ft. high (though it can grow considerably taller) and as wide or wider, w...