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Fothergilla x intermedia 'Blue Shadow'
Common Name: Bottlebrush, Blue Shadow Fothergilla Family: Hamamelidaceae (The Witch Hazel Family)

Fothergilla x intermedia 'Blue Shadow'
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This vigorous, blue-leafed shrub has honey-scented bottlebrush flowers in spring and has red fall foliage. It reaches 5-6 feet high and wide and is easily maintained, requiring little pruning. Of the blue-leaved cultivars 'Blue Shadow' is said to be the best.

Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Native Habitat:
Sunny higher ground in swamps & adjacent moist grassy areas.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypeShrub  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSpring 
Spread2-3'  FragranceYes 
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Sun Part Sun Part Shade  Foliage ColourBluish Green Good Fall Colour 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist Drought Tolerant  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone5-8  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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Recommended Companion Plants:
Cornus sericea (stolonifera) "'Sunshine'"
Nandina domestica
Forsythia "'Fiesta'"

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