Fothergilla gardenii 'BLUE MIST'

Fothergilla gardenii
Fothergilla gardenii 'BLUE MIST'
dwarf witch alder
SIZE/TYPE small shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 1-1.3m
USUAL WIDTH 1-1.3m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES +multicoloured:blue-green a green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS cream
BLOOMING TIME April - May
LOCATION full to partial sun
USDA zone (lowest) 5   (down to -29°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
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Dwarf witch alder is a special plant that originates in the USA. It is popular among collectors as well as garden designers who want to incorporate a nice and interesting shrub that is almost maintenance-free into their projects for beautiful gardens.

Blue Mist is a unique variety of dwarf witch alder renowned for blue-green foliage. It forms a compact, profusely flowering shrub. In mid April emerge abundance of brush-like, fragrant, white flowers in terminal spikes at the ends of erect branches. They flower for a long time, before the leaves unfold. Deciduous leaves are rounded to obovate, blue green with silver shades when young, and somewhat leathery, with shallowly serrated margins. They turn amazing shades or golden orange, brilliant red, and burgundy purple for about 4 weeks in autumn.

It grows slowly into a rounded shrub. Pruning is not needed. Witch alder loves evenly moist but well-drained, medium fertile, acid soil. Sunny location or light semi-shade is best. Fully hardy to about -27°C (USDA zone 5), possibly a little more.

Last update 11-02-2017
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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