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Dwarf Witch Alder (Fothergilla gardenii)

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Hardy, North American, spring-flowering shrub
Description:  Creamy white, honey-scented flowers like mini bottlebrushes in spring; dark green summer foliage turns spectacular shades of yellow, orange, red, and purple in fall
Habit:  Grows 3-6 feet tall and 2-4 feet wide; multi-stemmed, dense, and compact 
Culture:  Prefers full sun to partial shade and moist, acidic soil; the best fall color is achieved in a sunny location
Hardiness:  Cold hardy to USDA Zone 5
Origin:  North America
Attributes:  Fall color 

This choice native shrub can be found in moisture rich woodlands and boggy areas from Virginia to Georgia.  The name honors John Fothergill, a London physician who corresponded with America's first botanist, John Bartram.  Their correspondence during the mid-eighteenth century revealed much about the native flora of North America.


Arrives in a 3.5" pot.

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