Nothing but pleasure rewards you for planting this native shrub. Fothergilla has virtually no diseases or pests. White spring flowers are short perky bottle-brushes, actually not comprised of petals but myriad stamens with a honeyed fragrance. Fall foliage in a dazzling palette of red, orange, and yellow shades. Plant in well-drained soil (avoid very high pH), in part shade to full sun. More sun produces more blooms. Fothergilla grows into a 6-10 feet rounded shrub with dense orderly foliage on its many erect stems. Suckers can be used for propagation. Dirr likes it: “one of the great American native shrubs”. Deer don’t like it.