large fothergilla Hamamelidaceae Fothergilla major
Leaf:Alternate, simple, ovate to elliptical, coarsely toothed or wavy margin, inequalateral base, 3 to 5 inches long, glabrous and dark green above, pale and often fuzzy below.
Flower:Attractive, elongated (1 to 3 inches long) with numerous white stamens (1/2 to 1 inch long), looks like a bottlebrush, fragrant, appearing in spring.
Fruit:Woody capsule (to 1/2 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, 6 to 10 feet tall.