Originating in the Southeast, the genus epithet pays homage to a British physician who specialized in growing American plants. Selected by Mike Dirr, this outstanding AGM recipient features an abundance of fragrant bottlebrush-style creamy-white flowers, borne in large terminal clusters amidst handsome and heavily textured, deciduous deep green leaves with whitish undersides. Possibly a hybrid between Fothergilla gardenii and Fothergilla major, ‘Mount Airy’s vigorous rounded bearing consistently struts spectacular red, orange and yellow autumn color.
Size: 5' 0" – 6' 0" high x 5' 0" – 6' 0" wide.
Hardy to zone 5.