A picture of a Witch Alder

Witch Alder

Fothergilla major

Also known as

Mountain Witch Alder, Witch-Alder

Fothergilla major (Witch alder) by MichaelMaggs (CC BY-SA 2.5)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

1.5m

1.5m

Min

1m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Witch Alder Overview

Deciduous shrub species commonly grown for its foliage, which displays attractive autumn colouration and also its flowers, which are small, white and produced in short inflorescences before or at the same time as the leaf development.