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Witch Alder

Fothergilla gardenii

Partial Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.2m

Max

1.5m

60cm

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Witch Alder Overview

This is an early blooming low shrub with brilliantly coloured autumn foliage. The white flowering spikes have a sweet honey-scent. They will bear dark green leaves in early spring and summer that turn red, orange and yellow in the autumn.

How to propagate Witch Alder

Cuttings

Propagate from seed or cuttings.

Seed

Layering

Layering.

Special features of Witch Alder

Hedge plant

Other uses of Witch Alder

Hedging, specimen, ornamental, fragrance, border. Spring interest.