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Legend Of The Fall® Bottlebrush

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The plant, the myth, the Legend Of The Fall® Bottlebrush! This native hybrid lives up to its epic name with interest in every season. In spring, abundant white honey-scented flowers cover bare branches, giving pollinators early-season meals. Handsome oval foliage follows in summer. Legend Of The Fall® is known best for outstanding fall foliage, lighting up the landscape. Even in winter, it shows off captivating zig-zag branches. Easy to grow and highly adaptable, this is a must-have plant.
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Botanical Name
Fothergilla x intermedia Legend Of The Fall® 'ALICE' PP32049
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Beneficial Insects, Deer Resistant, Low Maintenance, Fragrant, Autumn Interest
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
4-5' tall
Bloom Time


‘Legend Of The Fall®’ Bottlebrush (Fothergilla x intermedia 'ALICE' PP32049) is also known by the common name Bottlebrush, thanks to its bristly flower form. The native species Fothergilla is native to swamps and woodlands in the Southeastern region of the United States. This native cultivar is a hybrid of F. major and F. gardenii. It thrives in rich, well-drained slightly acidic soil, but is easily adaptable to a wide range of soil and moisture conditions. Flowering and fall color are affected by sunlight, moisture, and temperature; they’ll be best on plants in full sun, but in the hottest climates the plants can benefit from some late afternoon shade.

Fothergilla will thrive just about anywhere in your yard - to frame a cottage garden or meadowscape, planted as a hedge for home curb appeal, to anchor a perennial garden border, or naturalized beneath taller trees in woodland gardens. Fothergilla is a good native plant alternative to Burning Bush (Euonymus alatus) for its bright fall color.

Especially low-maintenance, Fothergilla can take a light pruning to remove unwanted suckers or damaged branches immediately after flowering. Suckers can be divided for propagation.

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