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Kingdom  Plantae
Family  Hamamelidaceae
Higher classification  Hamamelidaceae
Order  Saxifragales
Scientific name  Fothergilla
Rank  Genus

Lower classifications  Fothergilla gardenii, Fothergilla major

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Fothergilla (witch alder) is a genus of two or three species of flowering plants in the family Hamamelidaceae, native to woodland and swamps of the southeastern United States.


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They are low-growing deciduous shrubs growing to 1–3 m (3–10 ft) tall with downy twigs. The brush-like flowers are produced before the leaves in spring on terminal spikes; they do not have any petals, but a conspicuous cluster of white stamens 2–3 cm long. The leaves are alternate, broad ovoid, 4–10 cm long and 3–8 cm broad, with a coarsely toothed margin; they are noted for their brilliant orange or red fall colors.

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  • Fothergilla gardenii dwarf witch alder
  • Fothergilla malloryi (Extinct, Ypresian, Klondike Mountain Formation)
  • Fothergilla major large witch alder
  • Fothergilla monticola Alabama witch alder; commonly included in F. major

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    The genus was named in honor of John Fothergill (physician).

    Fothergilla garden plants

    Cultivation and uses

    Fothergilla Natural Landscapes Nursery Fothergilla

    Fothergillas are grown as ornamental plants for their spring flowers and fall foliage color. They are slow-growing, rarely exceeding 1–2 m tall in cultivation.

    Fothergilla Fothergilla Wikipedia


    Fothergilla Wikipedia