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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    The aromatic flowers on this dwarf shrub are redolent of honey. It is a plant of multi-season interest with its brilliant fall foliage and unique branching.

    Latin Name

    Fothergilla gardenii


    Family

    Hamamelidaceae


    Also Known As

    Dwarf Fothergilla Witch Alder


    Type of Plant

    Shrub

    Bloom Season

    April - May


    Seasons

    Spring

    Specifications

    Max Height: 3'
    Max Spread: 4'

    Uses

  • Flower Border
  • Naturalize

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun
    Part Shade

    Colors


    Native Range

    Southeastern United States


    History

    Its name honors Alexander Garden, a Scottish physician and plant enthusiast, who took up residence in Charleston, South Carolina in 1752 and first discovered and introduced Fothergilla gardenii to England.


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