Fothergilla major

Large Fothergilla, Witch Alder

Two white flowering shrubs from the eastern United States. One is a 3 to 4 foot spreader, the other grows to 9 feet tall. Their leaves offer excellent orange and scarlet fall color. Honey-scented, bottle-brush shaped blooms open before leaves develop, creating a dramatic spring show. In hot, dry summer climates, needs partial shade and extra water. Plant in peaty soil.
Fothergilla major, Large Fothergilla, Witch Alder
In spring, fragrant white flowers bloom, and in fall, leaves turn yellow to scarlet. Feed with acid fertilizer. Prune to rejuvenate old plants.

Attributes - Fothergilla major

Plant Type: Shrub

Bloom Season: Mid Spring

Flower Color: White

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 6 ft. to 10 ft.

Width: 8 ft.

Sunlight: Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 5, 6, 7, 8

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil.

Related Plants

Fothergilla gardenii, Fothergilla gardenii 'Blue Mist', Fothergilla gardenii 'Mt. Airy'
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