10 - 15cm Fothergilla major | Mountain Witch Alder | 9cm Pot

Code: PL9239104
10 - 15cm Fothergilla major | Mountain Witch Alder | 9cm Pot
< > < >
10 - 15cm Fothergilla major | Mountain Witch Alder | 9cm Pot

An award-winning shrub forming white, catkin-like flowers in summer

Commonly known as Mountain Witch Alder, this AGM-winning shrub will keep your garden looking vibrant throughout the seasons with its colourful foliage and white blooms. Come spring, glossy and broadly oval-shaped leaves will cover the plant, which will be accompanied by pretty catkin-like flowers. In autumn, this foliage will mature to red and orange which will enrich your landscape with fiery colour! Easy to grow, this variety will make a beautiful addition to cottage gardens and informal planting schemes.

Plant Information

Supplied As 9cm pot
Height on Arrival 10 - 15cm
Flowering Period Spring and summer
Eventual Height and Spread Your shrub's eventual size can depend on both environmental and genetic conditions. (Up to) 2.5m (8.2ft) x 1.5m (5ft)
Deciduous? Yes, foliage in all seasons but winter

Features

Grown by a Trusted UK Nursery
Produces White Catkin-Like Blooms
Foliage Becomes Orange/Red in Autumn
Great for Informal Planting Schemes
Carries the Award of Garden Merit
Optional Extras
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
    Add +
  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
    Add +
  • 21cm Rose Cut and Hold Secateurs by Kent & Stowe
    Add +
  • 40cm Terracotta Fibrecotta Large Cube Planter
    Add +
  • 50cm Terracotta Fibrecotta XL Cube Planter
    Add +
  • 42cm Small Wooden Pine Raised Cube Planter
    Add +
  • H55cm Wooden Cube Planter by Liz Frances™
    Add +
Selected items will be included with your purchase

The key is to regularly water newly-planted plants, at least bimonthly for two months. It is also important to ensure adequate spacing between bushes, which is determined by a shrub's eventual height and spread.

Bare root and containerised plants have differing planting requirements. With bare root, it is important to soak the roots in water for up to two hours before planting, and with containerised plants, you should drench their rootball. For bare root plants, it is also beneficial to prune any woody roots back a few inches, and if you have a containerised plant, you should free any spiralized roots that are growing around the rootball's circumference. When planting, bare root plants need a graft point that is above the soil, but for containerised plants, it is better to have their pot sitting no less than an inch below the ground.

Bare root and containerised plants also share some of their planting needs; dig a hole twice the radius of the rootball, and fill the hole with a mix of compost and garden soil. After this, add fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. After providing a generous watering, you can finish with a later of mulch, but keep it from touching your plant's stems.

Apply fertiliser and replace decomposed mulch come spring. Collect fallen leaves in autumn.

Click Here To Read More

About your Shrub

Your shrub will be sent directly from our trusted grower, based in the heart of England. This means that you'll receive a nursery fresh plant which was on the growing table one day, and at your door the following. Our expert nursery has spent decades perfecting the art of watering, feeding, and pruning shrubs, and will do so until hours before they are packed.

Please note, while the shrubs shown on the right are not variety specific, they detail the pot size and quality you will receive.

All of our shrubs are very easy to grow (unless specified). Below, we address some common queries surrounding your shrub's care:

Position: Most shrubs tolerate full sun or partial shade. We advise that you apply mulch when planting, as this will help retain moisture in the soil.

Soil Types: It is important to avoid waterlogged soils, which will starve a plant's roots of oxygen, risking plant death. This plant will prefer humus-rich, moist, but well-drained acid soil

Hardiness: This species will remain hardy throughout most parts of the UK.

Image Gallery

 

Other people looked at

 
1 to 6 (of 6 products)    View all    1