Fothergilla x intermedia Legend of the Small®


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Plant Code: FOLS

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A Lilliputian Fothergilla, it flaunts the same extraordinary fall colors - vibrant yellows, oranges, and reds - of its larger cousins. An early-season nectar source. Plentiful fragrant clover-like white flowers in spring appear before the misty blue-green foliage. Backlighting from the sun’s rays will capture each intricate filament of the creamy blossoms. The charming soft bottlebrush-like flowers of Fothergilla Legend of the Small will exude a faint, sweet scent of honey on warm days. Fothergilla is a Southeastern United States native and Fothergilla x intermedia with its smaller stature can easily be tucked into any sized sunny garden.


Type: Shrubs
Height: Medium 24-30"
Spacing: Plant 2-3' apart
Bloom Time: Mid-Spring to Late Spring
Sun-Shade: Full Sun to Mostly Sunny
Zones: 5-9   Find Your Zone
Soil Condition: Normal, Acidic
Flower: White
Patent: Pending 'NCFI1'
Pot Size: 3.5" square x 4" deep

Features to Note

  • Beneficial for Pollinators
  • Fragrant
  • Good for Hedge

Fothergilla General Information

Fothergilla are magnificent shrubs with superb flowers and wonderful foliage. Spicy, honey-scented cream flowers. Excellent when combined with Rhododendron/Azalea. Flowering is most prolific in full sun. Idaho has restricted all potted plant material from being shipped into Idaho at this time.

Fothergilla Plant Care

Best to leave unpruned. If necessary, prune to a well placed young shoot in spring. Cut branch back to 1/4" above a bud anywhere on the length of the stems. Growth will be in the direction of the top bud, so cut accordingly. Cut at a shallow angle so the stub sheds water.