While the bottlebrush plant is an interesting and unusual landscape inclusion it probably is more suited for the southern and dryer states. A more acceptable shrub for our area that has a somewhat same appearance might be the Fothergilla ‘Mt. Airy’.
At the garden center we had several requests for this plant so we did what we always did- we ordered it and made several people very happy.
That’s what made this job so interesting because I had never heard of the fothergilla plant so I got an education as well. If you are lucky enough to find one it would make a handsome inclusion to any landscape whether it is a foundation inclusion or in a garden bed.
While not the easiest to gain a firm footing, with a little TLC they should establish themselves. Height and width are in the four to five foot range and they will thrive in an acidic moist soil with full sun or partial shade.