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Fothergilla major

Witch Alder

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Fragrant, white, bottle-brush flowers appear in spring. Nice, thick green foliage turns brilliant shades of purples, reds, oranges and yellows in fall. Upright to rounded shrub. Fragrant, spring flowers, clean summer foliage, outstanding fall color, and branching habit providing texture for winter interest makes this a four season plant.

Attracts Wildlife
Songbirds
Attributes & Uses
Rock Garden
Fragrant Flowers
Native
Naturalizing
Exposure
Partial shade
Full shade
Full sun
Fall Foliage Color
Red Hues
Yellow Hues
Orange Hues
Purple Hues
Foliage Color
Green
Habit
Rounded
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Spring
Summer
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Moist

Height

6-10 Feet

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Spread

5-9 Feet

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Flower Color:

White

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USDA Hardiness Zone 4-8

Good Companions
Chamaecyparis obtusa 'Filicoides'
Fernspray False Cypress
Chamaecyparis obtusa
Dianthus gratianopolitanus 'Feuerhexe'
Fire Witch Pinks
Dianthus gratianopolitanus
Amsonia hubrechtii ''
Blue Star
Amsonia hubrechtii