Fothergilla gardenii 'Beaver Creek'
Fothergilla, Beaver Creek
Cat# 1094 Fothergilla is an attractive deciduous shrub with leaves and aspect resembling Witchazel. Flowers are borne in spring on slightly zigzag stems before the leaves emerge. They are puffy, creamy-white, and resemble 2-inch-long bottle brushes. They are also strongly scented like honey. Fall foliage color is outstanding-yellow, orange, scarlet, and purple. The plant grows best in mostly sunny spots with good drainage, acid soil, and even moisture. This form, 'Beaver Creek', is slow growing and grows to around 2 feet in full sun. Fothergilla is our favorite shrub. We use it in foundation plantings, at the woods' edge, and massed for a brilliant display. Its open growth makes it very suitable for underplanting with low wildflowers. More than one of our landscapes has featured an entrance planting of Fothergilla, Green-and-Gold, and spring bulbs-simple, beautiful, effective. Fothergilla is uncommon and choice.