FOTHERGILLA x intermedia 'Red Licorice'

Commonly known as American witch hazel, Dwarf alder

A wonderful new introduction with intense orange-red autumn colour and cream scented flowers
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Leathery, broadly elliptic leaves to 10cm (4in) long with attractive autumn colouring
  • 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

FOTHERGILLA x intermedia 'Red Licorice'

 
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    Garden origin. USA. Bernheim Arboretum, Kentucky
    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 margin
    Serrate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (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
    Honey-scented
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    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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