This plant, the fothergilla, is an attractive but nondescript plant most of the year.  It starts out in spring with fuzzy little bottlebrush flowers, its leaves open to a deep blue green and stay that way most of the year.  But come autumn this plant is exceptional:


It glows:


There are a few more things I really like about this plant:  It prefers shade, it prunes very well, its small and slow growing, and its a native plant.  Lastly, its name is kinda fun to say…say it…(father-geeya)…yup that’s it.

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  1. I noticed these driving by your house…so beautiful! Hey, BTW- we forgot to do our fall planting! Remember we were going to pull out the old shrubs and replace with your creation! Oh well–maybe we can catch up in the Spring…:-)

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