Fothergilla is a group of deciduous, spring-flowering shrubs known for fall color and fragrant flowers. We have chosen to grow ‘Mt. Airy’ because of its vigorous growth habit (to 5'), lovely autumn color, dependable cold hardiness, and the bonus of those white flowers that open as leaves emerge in spring. Fall color is most brilliant where this shrub is grown in full sun. Give it the moist, peaty, acid soil it prefers for best performance.