Dwarf Fothergilla has white fragrant bottlebrush flowers in April and May and they are especially showy since they appear before the foliage. Fall foliage of Fothergilla gardenii is yellow, orange and red. It is wet site tolerant, but also does well in dryer woodland sites. Plants may spread by root suckers. Bees, and other pollinators are attracted to this native shrub. The shrub is named for John Fothergill, British physician and botanist.