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Fothergilla monticola

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  • Fothergilla monticola | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Fothergilla monticola | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Features

  • BloomsApril
  • Height1.5m to 2.5m
  • Spread1m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourCream-white
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Fothergilla monticola. A spreading, deciduous shrub with heart-shaped, dark green leaves and cream-white spiked flowers in mid spring.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

The Allegheny Mountains

Interest and use

This species has good autumn colour.

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  • Fothergilla monticola | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Fothergilla monticola | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Needs

  • LightShade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich, Peaty
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are fully hardy and will grow in the sun or semi-shade but will colour best in full sun. They will need moist, peaty, acidic soil.

Propagation

Propagate by layering, seeds or softwood cuttings in summer.

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