Hardy, North American, spring-flowering shrub
Description: Creamy white, honey-scented flowers like mini bottlebrushes in spring; dark green summer foliage turns spectacular shades of yellow, orange, red, and purple in fall
Habit: Grows 3-6 feet tall and 2-4 feet wide; multi-stemmed, dense, and compact
Culture: Prefers full sun to partial shade and moist, acidic soil; the best fall color is achieved in a sunny location
Hardiness: Cold hardy to USDA Zone 5
Origin: North America
Attributes: Fall color
This choice native shrub can be found in moisture rich woodlands and boggy areas from Virginia to Georgia. The name honors John Fothergill, a London physician who corresponded with America's first botanist, John Bartram. Their correspondence during the mid-eighteenth century revealed much about the native flora of North America.
Arrives in a 1 quart pot.