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Fothergilla major 50-70cm

Fothergilla major 50-70cm

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Fothergilla major, commonly known as Large Fothergilla or Mountain Witch Alder, is an attractive deciduous shrub native to the southeastern United States. This member of the Hamamelidaceae family is appreciated for its unique and ornamental qualities. Fothergilla major typically grows to a height of 1.2 to 2.4 meters (4 to 8 feet) and features a dense, rounded, and multi-stemmed growth habit. The most striking feature of this shrub is its foliage. In spring, before the leaves fully emerge, it produces fragrant, bottlebrush-like, white or creamy-white flowers that resemble a witch's broom. The foliage, which emerges after the blooms, is a rich, blue-green color and turns stunning shades of orange, red, and purple in the fall, creating a vivid display of autumn color. The leaves also exude a pleasant fragrance when crushed. Fothergilla major is a popular choice for ornamental plantings in gardens, especially in woodland and naturalized settings.


  1. Climate: Fothergilla major thrives in temperate climates and is well-suited to regions with distinct seasons. It is hardy and can tolerate cold winters.

  2. Sunlight: Plant your Large Fothergilla in a location that receives partial to full sun. While it can tolerate some shade, it produces the most vibrant fall colors and best flowering in ample sunlight.

  3. Soil: Provide well-draining, acidic soil with good organic matter content. Large Fothergilla prefers soil with a pH range of 4.5 to 6.0. Amending the soil with organic matter can enhance its growth.

  4. Watering: Water your Fothergilla major regularly, especially during dry spells and the establishment period. Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged.

  5. Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the shrub to retain soil moisture, regulate soil temperature, and suppress weeds.

  6. Fertilization: Large Fothergilla generally does not require heavy fertilization. A balanced, slow-release fertilizer applied in the spring can provide necessary nutrients.

  7. Pruning: Prune your Fothergilla major as needed to shape it and remove dead or overcrowded branches. Minimal pruning is typically required to maintain its natural form.

  8. Pests and Diseases: Fothergilla major is relatively resistant to pests and diseases. However, you should monitor for common issues like aphids and scale insects and address them if necessary.

  9. Spacing: When planting multiple Large Fothergilla shrubs, space them adequately to allow for their mature size and to ensure proper air circulation within the canopy.

  10. Propagation: You can propagate Fothergilla major through stem cuttings taken in late spring or early summer. Allow cuttings to root in well-draining soil or a suitable rooting medium.

Fothergilla major is a captivating and versatile shrub that can enhance your garden with its unique flowers, fragrant foliage, and stunning fall colors. With proper care and attention to its specific requirements, it can become a standout ornamental plant in both formal and naturalistic landscapes.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show adult plant not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated in title description.

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.


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Plant height: 50-70cm

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