Fothergilla major

9cm pot £8.99
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Buy Fothergilla major mountain witch alder: Wonderful autumn leaf colour

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: humus-rich, leafy, moist but well-drained acid soil
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Flowering period: May and June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Fragrant. white, bottlebrush-like flowers appear in May and June just as the lustrous, dark green leaves start to unfurl. In autumn the foliage turns bonfire shades of red, orange and yellow. This low-maintenance, deciduous shrub looks wonderful at the edge of a woodland area, where it will catch some sun, or in the middle of a shrub border. It's happiest in acid soil, and although it will tolerate partial shade, both the spectacular autumn colour and flowers are superior in full sun.

  • Garden care: In February or March remove any dead, diseased or crossing branches. After pruning apply a generous 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted leafmould or composted pine needles around the base of the plant.

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Lovely autumn colour


I bought one of these in late summer and it's thriving with some new growth, but most of all, the foliage is now (last few days of September) turning a wonderful orange/red. The plant I received is a good size for the price.




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