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PlantFiles: Dwarf Fothergilla, Dwarf Witch Alder
Fothergilla gardenii 'Blue Shadow'

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Family: Hamamelidaceae
Genus: Fothergilla (foth-er-GIL-la) (Info)
Species: gardenii (gar-DEN-ee-eye) (Info)
Cultivar: Blue Shadow

Synonym:Fothergilla gardenii x major
Synonym:Fothergilla major

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Category:
Shrubs

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Deciduous
Blue-Green

Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Treadwell On Dec 8, 2007, Treadwell from Westport, CT wrote:

Leaves are glaucous blue-green, water beads beautifully after a rain. Prefers moist soil. Slow growing to 5ft. in 10 years. White flowers appear in mid spring and have a mild honey like scent. Fall foliage is superb yellow to bright orange-red and lasting late into fall.

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 29, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

This plant is a branch sport of Mike Dirr's strong growing selection Fothergilla major Mount Airy.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Westport, Connecticut
Plainfield, Illinois
Little Canada, Minnesota
Cleveland, Mississippi
Ashley, Pennsylvania
Laflin, Pennsylvania
Lexington, Virginia



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