LEGEND OF THE FALL® Bottlebrush

Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Height: 4-5' Width/Spread: 4-5'

Demand more from your fall color display with Legend of the Fall® fothergilla! It lights up with every gorgeous hue a leaf can be, starting with purples and reds, intensifying to oranges and yellows. Happily, it’s not just a one note plant. Its fragrant white flowers in spring are the ideal way to welcome the season, and provide sustenance to pollinators as they wake up or migrate back to the area. A rather neat habit makes this plant easy to work into your landscape or garden. Like other fothergilla, it may put out some suckers, but these can be easily controlled by pulling, cutting, or severing with a sharp spade. Plant in sun, shade, or anywhere in between, but fall color will be most vivid in spots that get at least some sun each day.

Why grow Legend of the Fall® bottlebrush?

  • Super low maintenance
  • Spring pollinator plant
  • Quite shade tolerant

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Light: Full to part sun. The hotter your climate, the more shade becomes imperative, especially during the hottest part of the day.

Soil: Any well-drained soil will do.

Water: Average water needs; avoid drought.

Fertilizing: One application of a granular (not liquid) rose fertilizer in early spring is sufficient.

Pruning: Fothergilla generally needs little pruning. If you do wish to prune, do so after flowering in spring. Fothergilla is known to sucker a bit, especially when it is planted in favorable conditions, but suckers can be pulled, cut with pruners, or cut with a sharp spade as needed.

Botanical Name

Fothergilla x intermedia 'ALICE' PP#32,049, CBRAF

Zone

5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Flower Color

White

Foliage Color

Green

Height

4-5'

Width/Spread

4-5'

Exposure

Full Sun, Part Sun

Soil

Average, Moist, Well-drained

Season of Interest

Fall, Spring

Uses

Borders, Foundations, Hedges, Mass Planting, Naturalizing, Specimen, Woodland gardens, Fall interest

Features

Attracts pollinators, Deer resistant, Fall interest, Fragrant, Heat tolerant, Native

Blooms on

Old wood

Breeder

Brian McGowan

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