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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 - shrubs
  • Full sun - for more flowers and better autumn colour.
  • Partial shade
  • 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.
  • Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - southeastern USA.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers -
  • Soil Conditions - Acid / ericaceous loving -
  • Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus- rich
Fothergilla - Growing Guide

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FOTHERGILLA gardenii  >

Commonly known as: American witch hazel, Dwarf witch alder.
White bottlebrush-like flowers and excellent autumn colour
£37.50 each


FOTHERGILLA gardenii 'Carolina'  >

Commonly known as: Amercian witch hazel, Dwarf witch alder.
Small leaved form of F. gradenii. Fragrant white flowers and good autumn colour
£40.00 each
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Available from July 2020 -

FOTHERGILLA x intermedia 'Blue Shadow'

FOTHERGILLA x intermedia 'Blue Shadow'  >

Commonly known as: 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
£40.00 each

FOTHERGILLA x intermedia 'Red Licorice'

FOTHERGILLA x intermedia 'Red Licorice'  >

Commonly known as: American witch hazel, Dwarf alder.
A wonderful new introduction with intense orange-red autumn colour and cream scented flowers
£35.00 each



Commonly known as: American witch hazel, Dwarf alder.
(syn. Monticola) - white flowers before the leaves emerge, brilliant autumn colour
Small £16.50 each
Large £30.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

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