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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

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Commonly known as: American witch hazel, Dwarf witch alder.
White bottlebrush-like flowers and excellent autumn colour
£37.50 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

FOTHERGILLA x intermedia 'Blue Shadow'

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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
£35.00 each 
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Available again from OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2021 - Dispatch will take place anytime from early October through to late November as stock becomes available.

FOTHERGILLA x intermedia 'Red Licorice'

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Commonly known as: American witch hazel, Dwarf alder.
A wonderful new introduction with intense orange-red autumn colour and cream scented flowers
£35.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

FOTHERGILLA major   AWARD

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Commonly known as: American witch hazel, Dwarf alder.
(syn. Monticola) - white flowers before the leaves emerge, brilliant autumn colour
Small £16.50 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large £30.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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