dwarf witch alder
This superb midsize garden shrub has multiple seasons of interest. In April, before the new leaves fully expand, dwarf witch alder is covered with scented, bottlebrush-like white flowers. During summer its attractive leaves are mid green, but starting in mid-September they begin to turn gold, then coppery orange, finishing fiery crimson in late October. It is native to the southeastern United States.
Colors & Combos
Great Color Contrasts: orange, purple, chartreuse
Great Color Partners: blue, dark green, cream
Culture NotesFothergilla gardenii grows well in full sun or part shade, but its autumn color is best in full sun. It requires fertile, humus-rich soil.
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Plant Type: shrub
Foliage Type: deciduous
Plant Height: 5 ft. 0 in. (1.52 m.)
Plant Width/Spread: 5 ft. 0 in. (1.52 m.)
Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 9
Flower Color: white
Sun/Light Exposure: full sun to light or open shade
Water Requirements: regular summer watering during dry weather