FOTHERGILLA

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.

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Shrubs
  • Full sun
    For more flowers and better autumn colour.
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Named after John Fothergill (1712-1780), English physician. Grown for their fragrant bottlebrush-like flowers, which appear before the leaves, and attractive autumn colour.
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    Southeastern USA.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Soil Conditions
    Acid / ericaceous loving
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus- rich
Fothergilla - Growing Guide

Buy Varieties of FOTHERGILLA

FOTHERGILLA gardenii

FOTHERGILLA gardenii

American witch hazel, Dwarf witch alder

white bottlebrush-like flowers and excellent autumn colour

 
£37.50 each 
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FOTHERGILLA x intermedia 'Blue Shadow'

FOTHERGILLA x intermedia 'Blue Shadow'

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

 
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£40.00 each 
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FOTHERGILLA x intermedia 'Red Licorice'

FOTHERGILLA x intermedia 'Red Licorice'

American witch hazel, Dwarf alder

a wonderful new introduction with intense orange-red autumn colour and cream scented flowers

 
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£40.00 each 
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FOTHERGILLA major

FOTHERGILLA major

American witch hazel, Dwarf alder

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

 
Small
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£16.50 each 
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Large
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£35.00 each 
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