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Fothergilla gardenii 'Blue Mist'


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Fothergilla gardenii ‘Blue Mist’ – 'Blue Mist' is a beautiful somewhat smaller growing form with glaucous blue to blue-green foliage on a slowly mounding and spreading framework. Showy squat fat white bottle-brush flowers in mid-spring just as the foliage is beginning to emerge adorn the stems like bright lanterns emitting a sweet fragrance. It is a most handsome, understated shrub in the summer garden. Confetti colors follow in autumn – gold, orange, red and in some years a touch of purple, too. Our plant is a beautiful dome-shaped mound in a 10 year period. After 10 years 'Blue Mist' has grown larger than we had been told it would... it has grown 5+ feet at the top of the dome by about 7 feet wide. We love all the fothergillas – this is yet another aristocratic genus in the Hamamelidaceae; in our estimation they can do no wrong! In the north plant it full to part sun in fertile and draining soil or woodland conditions. Cutting grown.


5-6 ft


6-7 ft




5 to 8(9)
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Item Description Price  
FOTHBLUM Fothergilla gardenii 'Blue Mist' (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - true 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $30.00 Sold Out

Characteristics and Attributes for Fothergilla gardenii 'Blue Mist'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / Autumn

Autumn Interest

  • Autumn Leaf Color

Nature Attraction

  • Honey Bees & Native Bees


  • Sun Tolerant
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Dappled Shade


  • Shrub Border
  • Hedge
  • Hedgerow
  • Fragrant
  • Specimen
  • Foundation

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Woodland
  • Draining
  • Fertile


  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown