Fothergilla major 'Mt. Airy'

Common Name: Fothergilla, Large

Deep blue-green leaves with honey-scented white flowers in the spring.  The best yellow-orange-red fall color of the Fothergillas.  Foundation, groupings, or border. 

More About Fothergilla major 'Mt. Airy'

  • Fragrant bottlebrush brooms in the spring.
  • Excellent fall color.


5-6 ft


3-4 ft

Hardiness Zone:

5 to 9

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Fothergilla major 'Mt. Airy' Characteristics


  • Border or Bed
  • Fragrant
  • Mass Planting
  • Foundation Plant
  • Low Maintenance
  • Naturalizing
  • Fall Color

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant


  • Full sun to partial shade

Foliage Color

  • Dark Green

Growth Rate

  • Slow

Season of Interest

  • Spring to Fall

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Fall
  • Spring Bloomer

Soil Moisture

  • Moist, Well-Drained


  • White - Spring