FOTHERGILLA gardenii

Commonly known as American witch hazel, Dwarf witch alder

White bottlebrush-like flowers and excellent autumn colour
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    dark-green leaves to 6cm (2½in) long with toothed margins.
  • White
  • Height
    1m (39in)
  • Spread
    1m (39in)
  • Dwarf shrub
    Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
    Dense, bushy shrub with autumn colours of bright red, orange and yellow. Small flowers with filaments 2.5 (1in) long appear before the leaves
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
    For more flowers and better autumn colour.
  • Partial shade

FOTHERGILLA gardenii

 
Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£37.50 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    Southeastern USA.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Spikes
    Cylindrical, terminal spikes to 4cm (1½in) long
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Serrate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Ovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Acid / ericaceous loving
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich.
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Fothergilla - Growing Guide
1m (39in)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1m (39in)
 

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