The Good Shrub for the Fall Transition | Plant Advice

Gardeners have argued for years about whether or not fothergilla needs to be generally known as a spectacular spring shrub or as an neglected magnificence for fall. Though we are saying that it’s each, the brand new Legend of the Fall® might swing issues to the autumn facet. This selection was bred particularly to have distinctive fall colour. Because the climate begins to chill, the small oval leaves tackle hues of yellow, orange, purple, and even deep purple. Finally all of the foliage turns darkish burgundy earlier than dropping from the shrub utterly. As soon as spring hits the subsequent yr, count on the identical vivid inexperienced leaves and aromatic white bottlebrush blossoms you’ve come to like with different fothergilla.

Legend of the Fall® fothergilla (Fothergilla × intermedia ‘Alice’)

Zones: 5–eight

Dimension: four to five toes tall and huge

Situations: Full solar to partial shade; moist, well-drained soil

Native Vary: Southeastern United States


• Sooner Plant Farm, Park Hill, OK; 918-453-0771;

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