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Commonly known as American witch hazel, Dwarf alder
From the USA, also called witch alder. In the witch hazel family.
Genus of 2 species of deciduous, low-growing shrubs found in woodland and swamps in southeastern USA.
Full sunFor more flowers and better autumn colour.
Additional FeaturesGood to knowNamed after John Fothergill (1712-1780), English physician. Grown for their fragrant bottlebrush-like flowers, which appear before the leaves, and attractive autumn colour.Pests & DiseasesNonePlace of originSoutheastern USA.Resistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Scented PlantsScented flowers
Soil ConditionsAcid / ericaceous lovingFertile moist well-drained soilHumus- rich
Buy Varieties of FOTHERGILLA
white bottlebrush-like flowers and excellent autumn colour
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
a wonderful new introduction with intense orange-red autumn colour and cream scented flowers
(syn. Monticola) - white flowers before the leaves emerge, brilliant autumn colour