A large deciduous shrub up to 5-10 feet tall, Dwarf Fothergilla (Fothergilla gardenii.) is native to North America and produces off-white to white flowers in the spring.
This plant is ideal for natural and native gardens, as it will attract numerous butterflies and hummingbirds and is also known to be deer resistant. Dwarf Fothergilla is also a great ornamental as its bright white flowers stand out against its bright foliage during late spring and early summer. For optimum growth, plant it in full sun or semi-shade and be sure to give it regular water when its foliage begins to develop in the spring and summer months.
In addition to the plant's normal needs, those living in colder climates should provide extra care for Dwarf Fothergilla. It is best grown in USDA hardiness zones 9-11. In colder climate it is suggested to plant Dwarf Fothergilla in a large pot, which is easy to move indoors when temperatures plummet. This helps to ensure that your plant will survive the frosty months and enjoy sunshine once spring arrives.
Dwarf Fothergilla is an excellent choice of shrub that can add fragrance and color to any garden. With the right amount of sun and water, combined with the proper care during cold winter months, this shrub can bring delight with its white flowers, and striking foliage.