I fell in love with the bluish and unusual, broadly square leaf shape on these fothergilla when scouting for some small shrubs to plant along the easement. Researching these later I found out they turn a striking red color in fall, and emerge with sweet-smelling blooms in very early spring.
I’m curious about their ultimate size – the grower’s tag cites 2 x 3 feet, the seller’s tag cites 3 x 4 feet, and online resources I’ve found estimate 6 x 6 feet. They were already almost 2 feet in their 2 gallon nursery pots when I bought them, so I suspect they will grow toward the larger estimates. In any case I planted them 4 feet apart on center, and look forward to seeing how they progress.
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