Legend of the Small is a new entry for Fothergilla this year. At 24 to 30" it keeps a more compact habit that makes it a great choice for smaller spaces and perennial beds. While smaller in form it still provides the same beneficial native flowers and leaves of the other fothergilla variants.
Bottlebrush plant is an exciting native that is often underutilized in the garden. It is native to the southeastern united states and fits perfectly into the garden of someone who is looking for structured beauty, while also adding food for our native pollinators and birds. In the early spring this plant opens up unique brush-like white flowers that have a wonderful fragrance (we love walking by it in the greenhouse). These flowers are plentiful and remain for a few weeks before falling to emerging well textured blue-green foliage. In fall fothergilla really shines, with swirls of reds, oranges, and yellows in a kaleidoscope of color. It is easy to grow, native and beautiful. We think this plant is a great choice for your garden if you want to support local ecology and create a beautiful landscape simultaneously.
Photos Credit - Proven Winners
|Bloom Color:||White; bottlebrush shaped; fragrant|
|Bloom Period:||Early spring|
|Fall Color:||Swirls of yellow, orange and red|
|Foliage Color:||Green-Blue finely textured|
|Genus & Species:||Fothergilla x intermedia 'NCFI1' USPPAF|
|Mature Height:||24 to 36 inches|
|Mature Spread:||24 to 36 inches|
|Soil Type:||Moist, well draining soil|
|Sun Exposure:||Full sun to part sun|
|Zone:||5a to 9b|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, but like any living thing will require your attention. Please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.
Caring for Fothergilla Legend Of The Small™ Bottlebrush
Easy to care for bottlebrush is a great choice for the garden. It doesn't have strict soil requirements, but does need at least four hours of sun per day. It enjoys plenty of light, but like most plants will do better with a good 2 - 3 inch layer of bark mulch applied each spring to retain moisture and decrease fluctuations in soil temperature and moisture. Pruning is not required as fothergilla maintains a very appealing natural shape.