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botanical name:
Fothergilla gardenii
Fothergilla gardenii © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Witch Alder
family:  Hamamelidaceae
characteristics: shrub, scented/aromatic
height: 0.90m
width: 0.90m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: cream
stem/bark: brown
main season: Autumn
aspect: part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
Small deciduous shrub - 3ft - with fragrant small white flower heads in spring and very impressive orange/red/purple leaf colour in autumn

Moist, well drained, humus rich, acid soil in full sun or part shade.

By seed, which germinates only in the second spring after sowing. Alternatively from softwood cuttings or layering.

Shrub border or woodland garden.

other notes:
pronounced: foth-er-GIL-a gar-DEE-nee-i

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