‘Blue Mist’ Fothergilla

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Fothergilla gardenii ‘Blue Mist’
USDA Hardiness Zones: 5a to 9b
Dwarf fothergilla ‘Blue Mist’ is a native shrub for all seasons. White, bottlebrush-like, fragrant flowers appear at the tips of the branches in the spring. The dark blue-green leaves appear about the same time and are healthy and showy throughout the summer. In the fall, ‘Blue Mist’ shows off its fall colors in shades of yellow and bronze.
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Growth Size:   Low Shrub - 2 to 3 feet tall, 2 to 3 feet wide
Growth Habit:   Rounded - Dwarf
Features:   Easy To Grow, North American Native, Fall Foliage Color, Naturalizes Well
Disease Resistant, Pest Resistant, Tolerates Wet Areas
Attracts:   Butterflies, Bees
Garden Ideas:   
Cottage, Wildlife
Flower features:    Showy Flowers, Fragrant
White, fragrant, bottlebrush-like flowers that bloom in spring
Foliage type and color:    Deciduous, Green
Blue-green foliage
Landscape Uses:    Beds, Grouping, Hillside, Naturalizing
Accent, Border, Mass Planting, Specimen
‘Blue Mist’ Fothergilla is a Low maintenance plant
Growth Size:   Low Shrub - 2 to 3 feet tall, 2 to 3 feet wide
Growth Rate:   Slow
Spacing:   3-5 ft apart
Exposure:   Full Sun to Partial Shade
Watering:   Moderate   Average
Soil Types:   Acidic   Well-Drained   Enriched with organic matter
General Plant Care:    Care for your shrubs includes monitoring for pests and diseases, periodically checking soil moisture, and providing fertilizer as needed. In general, plants that have sufficient water and the correct amount of fertilizer tend to not have as many pest and disease problems. Water new plants weekly during the growing season in the first year, and as needed after that.
General Planting Tips:    Choose a site suited to your plant's light, soil, and space needs. Dig a hole twice as wide but no deeper than the container. Remove plant from container and loosen roots slightly. Place the plant in the hole. If using slow-release (coated) fertilizer, you may add it according to package directions at this time. Add soil back to the hole, ensuring the top of the soil from the container is even with the surrounding soil. Water well, and add more soil if needed. Add 2-3 inches of mulch around plant, taking care to keep away from stem or trunk. See our FAQ page for more details on Mulching.
General Fertilizing Tips:    Once in spring with a slow-release fertilizer recommended for this plant (shrub, tree) at a rate according to package directions.
General Pruning suggestions:    Not usually needed, best left unpruned
USDA Hardiness Zones: 5a to 9b

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