Fothergilla Intermedia Blue Shadow Witch Alder
Fothergilla Intermedia Blue Shadow
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Height Excluding Pot:
(1ft 7-1ft 11)
Pot size: 20 Litres Plant ID: 8411 2 Click to view photo of this size
Was £200.0040% Off - Now £120.00
Height Excluding Pot:
(1ft 11-2ft 7)
Pot size: 20 Litres Plant ID: 8434 2 Click to view photo of this size
Was £215.0040% Off - Now £129.00
Fothergilla Intermedia Blue Shadow or Witch Alder Blue Shadow. Synonymous with Fothergilla gardenii Blue Shadow
A US native, Fothergilla Intermedia Blue Shadow boasts highly ornamental foliage and conspicuous and unusual blossoms. In the spring, the foliage of this deciduous shrub emerges green, but quickly matures to a most vivid powder-blue and remains so until autumn when the leaves turn to intense hues of red, orange, and yellow. While the colour-changing foliage is undeniably striking, it is not the only eye-catching feature of Witch Alder Blue Shadow. Before the foliage even unfurls, masses of fragrant, creamy-white bottlebrush flowerheads emerge and completely cover the branches. The blossoms are both beautiful and scented, the fragrance is similar to honey. In addition to curious looks, these perfumed flowers will attract pollinators to the garden.
Height and Spread of Fothergilla Intermedia Blue Shadow
Witch Alder Blue Shadow is a compact shrub that grows to be 1.5 to 2 metres high with approximately the same spread.
How Hardy is Fothergilla Intermedia Blue Shadow
As this Witch Alder variety is native to the South Eastern USA, it is safe to say that this shrub can withstand both the summer heat and the winter frosts. Fothergilla Intermedia Blue Shadow is fully hardy in the United Kingdom and can thrive even in areas where winter temperatures drop to 15 degrees below zero.
How To Use Fothergilla Intermedia Blue Shadow
Versatile and highly decorative, Witch Alder Blue Shadow will do well in any number of garden roles. Plant in a mixed shrub border for multiple seasons of interest or grow in groups, as an informal hedge. The striking deciduous foliage will attract attention for the better part of the year, and even a focal role in the landscape would not be too much for this ornamental shrub. Owing to the care and soil requirements, Fothergilla Intermedia Blue Shadow can be grouped with Rhododendrons, Camellias or Azaleas.
How To Care For Fothergilla Intermedia Blue Shadow
When it comes to soil, Witch Alder Blue Shadow is picky. It will thrive only in lime-free soil. This means that it is an ericaceous or acid-loving plant and soil pH will have to suit its preferences if you want Fothergilla Intermedia Blue Shadow to flourish in your garden. Additionally, the soil should be fertile, humus-rich, and well-drained. Does well in full sun to partial shade, in a sheltered spot.
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