2000 Theodore Klein Plant Award Winner
by Winston C. Dunwell
Fothergilla major 'Mount Airy' - Mount Airy Fothergilla was selected by Michael Dirr from Mt. Airy Arboretum in Cincinnati, OH. Fothergilla is a great plant. Mt. Airy is the best of a number of selections currently being used in landscapes in and around Kentucky. The fall color is a spectacular mixture of yellow, orange, and red. Plants in the Atlanta Botanical Garden have repeatedly demonstrated this plants ability to be heat tolerant and still have great fall color. This is quite a feat for a plant known to be hardy in Maine (USDA zone 4). This easy-to-root plant grows very well in containers.