AWARD

FOTHERGILLA major

Commonly known as American witch hazel, Dwarf alder

(syn. Monticola) - white flowers before the leaves emerge, brilliant autumn colour
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    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. Flowers appear with, or just 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
    more flowers and better autumn colour in full sun
  • Partial shade

FOTHERGILLA major

 
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  • 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.
  • Flower Shape
    Spikes
    Erect, terminal spikes 2.5-5cm (1-2in) long
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Serrate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Obovate
    (see photos above)
    Orbicular
    (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
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
  • 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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