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Fothergilla major/Witch-Alder

Fothergilla major / Fothergilla major
White sweet scented flowers
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White sweet scented flowers

Autumn color a major attraction of fothergilla

Autumn colored foliage

Clear white flowers

Flowers as foliage begins to emerge in early spring

Close-up images of flowers

White frilly flowers

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Scientific Name: Fothergilla major
Common Name: Witch-Alder
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants for Autumn Color
Plants with Fragrance
Comments: Witch-alder is a rounded, multi-stemmed shrub that produces white, honey-scented, bottlebrushlike flowers in spring and has brilliant yellow to red leaf color in autumn. In the southern part of their growing range, they do best in light shade.