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Fothergilla majorFothergilla monticola, Mountain Witch Alder

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Hardy Shrub
What is Hardy Shrub?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.
1 fothergilla plant in 3 litre pot £15.99 Within 24 Hours
2 fothergilla plants in 3 litre pots £26.98 Within 3 Working Days
Description How to Grow More Info Delivery
Also known as Mountain Witch Alder, this relative of the witch hazel is a compact deciduous shrub with glossy, textured, deep green leaves. In May, as the leaves are unfurling, masses of fragrant white, fluffy bottlebrush flowers smother the shrub with colour. As autumn approaches the leaves take on brilliant red and orange tones, which Fothergilla major is famed for. A neat, slow-growing habit and fantastic seasonal colour make Fothergilla major a valuable specimen in mixed borders, cottage gardens and the edges of woodland gardens. This RHS AGM variety will happily grow in partial shade but the best leaf colour will be seen in a sunny position. Height: 2.5m (8’). Spread: 2m (6.5’).

Exotic Garden, Scented Gardens, Specimen Plant, Cottage Gardens, Woodland Garden


sun or semi shade

250cm (99in)

200cm (79in)


1 Fothergilla Plant In 3 Litre Pot (V63279)
2 Fothergilla Plants In 3 Litre Pots (V63357P)

Flowering Months
Prune Fothergilla plants when dormant, in late winter or early spring. Remove any damaged, diseased or poorly placed stems to maintain an attractive open framework.Prune Fothergilla plants when dormant, in late winter or early spring. Remove any damaged, diseased or poorly placed stems to maintain an attractive open framework.
Fothergilla needs an ericaceous (acid) soil. Plant Fothergilla in humus-rich, fertile, moist but well drained acid soil. Mountain Witch Alder tolerates a sunny or partially shaded position, but leaf autumn colour will be at its best if grown in full sun.


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