Fothergilla × intermedia 'Blue Shadow'
fothergilla 'Blue Shadow'
A compact, deciduous shrub with fragrant, creamy-white bottlebrush flowerheads in late spring. Blue-green rounded leaves turn vivid shades of red, orange and yellow in autumn
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Ultimate height0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height5–10 years
Ultimate spread0.5–1 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
East–facing or South–facing or North–facing or West–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
Fothergilla are rounded deciduous shrubs with broadly ovate leaves often colouring well in autumn, and small, catkin-like spikes of white flowers in spring
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How to grow
Grow in a humus-rich, moist but well-drained acid soil in sun or partial shade; full sun encourages better flowering and rich autumn tints
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- City and courtyard gardens
- Flower borders and beds
May be susceptible to honey fungus in gardens where it is present but insufficient data to determine degree of susceptibility
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