Dwarf fothergilla is a deciduous shrub with great fall color and fragrant flowers. It prefers acidic soils with high organic matter that are consistently moist but with good drainage. Flowers best in full sun but will tolerate part shade conditions. Shrub habit is multi-stemmed with a rounded compact habit. Fragrant flowers appear before leaves in spring and last 10-14 days. Leaves vary from bright yellow, orange, red, to purple in fall with colors often combined on the same leaf.
[Photo: Fothergilla_gardenii_Flowers_and_Foliage; Credit: Lyonothamnus, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons]