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Fothergilla 'Blue Shadow'

Fothergilla x intermedia 'Blue Shadow'

Also known as

Witch Alder 'Blue Shadow'

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

1m

50cm

Min

50cm

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Fothergilla 'Blue Shadow' Overview

Fothergilla 'Blue Shadow' is a compact shrub that prefers acidic (ericaceous) soil. In spring it produces creamy white bottle brush shaped flowers which are very fragrant. It's leaves emerge green but soon develop a blue tint before turning bright red, orange and yellow before falling.

Common problems with Fothergilla 'Blue Shadow'

Generally pest and disease free.

    How to harvest Fothergilla 'Blue Shadow'

    Generally not harvested.

    How to propagate Fothergilla 'Blue Shadow'

    Cuttings

    Take softwood cuttings in summer.

    Layering

    Air layering can be done in Summer.

    Special features of Fothergilla 'Blue Shadow'

    Attractive flowers

    Autumn colour

    Attractive leaves

    Pot plant

    Can be grown in large container outdoors to provide the ideal growing medium.

    Other uses of Fothergilla 'Blue Shadow'

    Suits being included in small garden designs for it's compact habit.