Dwarf Fothergilla

Dwarf Fothergilla is a dwarf flowering shrub.  This deciduous shrub blooms in spring and produces white flower clusters the size of cotton balls.  The abundant lower clusters give the plant a distinct look in the spring. The foliage of this shrub is green during the summer and changes to orange, purple and red in the fall.  The foliage of this plant grows dense and makes this shrub a highly desirable choice.  This shrub does well in part shade to sun plantings.  For the most dramatic fall colors, make sure to plant this shrub in full sunlight.  This shrub grows well in most environments but prefers slightly acidic soils.

Pruning Dwarf Fothergilla should be done in the summer after the shrub is done flowering. Only light pruning should be required as this variety of Fothergilla only reaches three feet tall and wide. During pruning, stragglers can be removed, and the plant can be shaped. Heavy pruning is not necessary. No more than a third of this plant should be trimmed off at one time.

Pairing this plant with other shrubs that produce fall color will make a statement. The more sun exposure that the plant receives, the bolder the colors of the plant will be in the fall. If you are looking for a plant that provides year-round interest, consider planting a Dwarf Fothergilla in your project.

Dwarf Fothergilla Flowers

Dwarf Fothergilla Shrub

Dwarf Fothergilla

Dwarf Fothergilla Foliage

Dwarf Fothergilla

Fothergilla Gardenii

Plant Details

Flower Color- White

Foliage Color- Green

Zone- 5-8

Height- 2′-3′

Spread- 2′-3′

Light- Part shade to full sun.

Details- This shrub provides year round interest.  Spring and summer white flowers as well as interesting fall leaf color make this shrub a favorite.

Pruning-  Pruning should be done in the summer for the best results.  Pruning should not be drastic, but limited to keeping the plant neat in appearance.

Other Fothergilla plant options.

  • Blue Mist Fothergilla
  • Mt. Airy Fothergilla