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PlantFiles: Witch Alder, Alabama Fothergilla
Fothergilla monticola

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Family: Hamamelidaceae
Genus: Fothergilla (foth-er-GIL-la) (Info)
Species: monticola (mon-TEE-ko-luh) (Info)

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Category:
Shrubs

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Deciduous
Good Fall Color

Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Terry On Sep 5, 2003, Terry from Murfreesboro, TN (Zone 7a) wrote:

Sometimes confused with, and even listed as a synonym of Fothergilla major, but has larger flowers, is somewhat smaller in height, and the leaves do not have the silvery undersides of F. major

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

San Leandro, California
Medina, Ohio



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