Eastern US, North Carolina south to Florida and west to Alabama
Small, dense, rounded, suckering shrub.
Acid/loamy soil, prefers full sun
Fothergilla is an easy-to-grow small native shrub with bottlebrush white flowers in the spring and brilliant red and orange fall color. Best planted in mass. Will tolerate partial shade but optimum flower show and foliage lushness occurs when planted in full sun.
Leathery dark green leaves in summer, with yellow to orange fall color.
Buds are vegetative-stalked, oblique, obovate or oblong with 2 caducous scales.