Group with evergreens that have yellow foliage, such as golden threadleaf falsecypress (Chamaecyparis pisifera ‘Filifera Aurea’) and ‘Sunkist’ white cedar (Thuja occidentalis ‘Sunkist’).
‘Blue Shadow’ fothergilla (Fothergilla major ‘Blue Shadow’)
h 1.8 m, w 1.2 m, Zone 5
A branch sport of Michael Dirr’s selection F. m. ‘Mt. Airy’. Fragrant white bottlebrush flowers appear in early spring, followed by dusty blue leaves that turn fiery orange in the fall. Native to Oregon’s Allegheny Mountains; thrives in part shade.
Photo provided by Proven Winners