FOTHERGILLA

Commonly known as American witch hazel, Dwarf alder

From the USA, also called witch alder. In the witch hazel family.

Genus of 2 species of deciduous, low-growing shrubs found in woodland and swamps in southeastern USA.

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
  • Dwarf shrub
    Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
  • Tall Shrub
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Named after John Fothergill (1712-1780), English physician. Grown for their fragrant bottlebrush-like flowers, which appear before the leaves, and attractive autumn colour.
    Place of origin
    Southeastern USA.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
Fothergilla - Growing Guide

Buy Varieties of FOTHERGILLA

FOTHERGILLA gardenii

FOTHERGILLA gardenii

American witch hazel, Dwarf witch alder

white bottlebrush-like flowers and excellent autumn colour

 
£37.50 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2024 Any time SEPT-DEC - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
FOTHERGILLA x intermedia 'Blue Shadow'

FOTHERGILLA x intermedia 'Blue Shadow'

American witch hazel, Dwarf alder

a new introduction from the US with grey-blue summer foliage and rich red autumn colour. Grows to around 5-6 feet tall with a similar spread. Will tolerate sun or shade

 
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£40.00 each 
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FOTHERGILLA x intermedia 'Mount Airy'

FOTHERGILLA x intermedia 'Mount Airy'

American witch hazel, Dwarf alder

blue-green leaves turning vivid fiery colours in autumn

 
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£35.00 each 
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FOTHERGILLA x intermedia 'Red Licorice'

FOTHERGILLA x intermedia 'Red Licorice'

American witch hazel, Dwarf alder

a wonderful new introduction with intense orange-red autumn colour and cream scented flowers

 
£40.00 each 
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FOTHERGILLA major

FOTHERGILLA major

American witch hazel, Dwarf alder

(syn. Monticola) - white flowers before the leaves emerge, brilliant autumn colour

 
Small
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£17.00 each 
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Large
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£35.00 each 
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Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

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Afterplant - Tomatoes
AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

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Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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