dwarf fothergilla Hamamelidaceae Fothergilla
|Leaf: Alternate, simple, ovate to elliptical, coarsely toothed or wavy margin, inequalateral base, 1 to 3 inches long, dark green above, pale and often fuzzy below.
Flower: Attractive, elongated (1 to 2 inches long) with numerous white stamens (1/2 to1 inch long), looks like a bottlebrush, fragrant, appearing in spring.
Fruit: Woody capsule (1/4 inch long), pointed tip, occur in long clusters, ripen in fall.
Twig: Slender, zigzag, fuzzy brown; buds stalked, flower buds larger and egg-shaped.
Bark: Gray-brown speckled with lighter lenticels.
Form: A multi-stemmed, suckering, thicket-forming shrub, 3 to 5 feet tall.
Looks like: witch-hazel
- fragrant winterhazel
- Persian ironwood
| Additional Range Information:
Fothergilla gardenii is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting dwarf fothergilla.
| External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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Photos and text by: John Seiler,
Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera,
and John Peterson