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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 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
Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - leathery, broad-elliptic leaves to 10cm (4in) long turning orange-red in autumn
  • Cream
  • Height - 1.5m (5ft)
  • Spread - 1.5m (5ft)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - compact, rounded shrub. Bottlebrush-like flowers 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 - for best early colour.
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - none
  • Place of origin - garden origin.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape - Spikes - - to 5cm (2in) long
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Leaf Colour (if not green) - Blue -
  • 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 - - honey-scented.
  • 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
1.5m (5ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.5m (5ft)
 

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