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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
description:
Small deciduous shrub - 3ft - with fragrant small white flower heads in spring and very impressive orange/red/purple leaf colour in autumn

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

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

usage:
Shrub border or woodland garden.

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

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