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Fothergilla × intermedia 'Mount Airy'
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fothergilla 'Mount Airy'

'Mount Airy' is a rounded, deciduous shrub to 1.8m with fragrant, creamy-white bottlebrush flowers in late spring. Blue-green rounded leaves turn vivid shades of red, orange and yellow in autumn

Synonyms
Fothergilla 'Mount Airy'
Fothergilla gardenii 'Mount Airy'
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Size
Ultimate height
1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
1.5–2.5 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Cream White Blue Green
Summer Blue Green
Autumn Orange Red Yellow
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

West–facing or South–facing or North–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Hamamelidaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Fothergilla are rounded deciduous shrubs with broadly ovate leaves often colouring well in autumn, and small, catkin-like spikes of white flowers in spring

Name status

Accepted

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How to grow

Cultivation

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

Propagation

Propagate by softwood cuttings in summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Pruning group 1

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

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