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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.

FOTHERGILLA gardenii

Commonly known as American witch hazel, Dwarf witch alder

White bottlebrush-like flowers and excellent autumn colour
Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - oval, 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
  • 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 -
  • 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 -
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  • 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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