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FOTHERGILLA major

Commonly known as American witch hazel, Dwarf alder

(syn. Monticola) - white flowers before the leaves emerge, brilliant autumn colour
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Small £16.00 each

Large £30.00 each

  • Deciduous - rounded, glossy, dark-green leaves 7-12cm (3-5in) long turning brilliant red, orange and yellow in autumn.
  • White
  • Height - 2.5m (8ft)
  • Spread - 2m (6½ft)
  • Tall Shrub - upright shrub. Flower spikes 2.5-5cm (1-2in) long.
  • 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 - more flowers and better autumn colour in full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - none
  • Place of origin - southeastern USA (Virginia to South Carolina)
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring
  • Soil Conditions - Acid / ericaceous loving
  • Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus rich
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Fothergilla - Growing Guide
2.5m (8ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

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