General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Plant Height: 3 to 4 feet
Plant Spread: 4 to 5 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Fruit: Other: none, is sterile
Flowers: Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Rhizome
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Stolons and runners
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Monoecious

Common names
  • Dwarf Fothergilla
  • Dwarf Witch Alder

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Location: New York Botanical Gardens Bronx NY
Date: 2016-04-30
Full sun.
  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Apr 22, 2019 5:58 PM concerning plant:
    This is a newer cultivar of the Hybrid Witch-Alder (Fothergilla x intermedia) that is a cross between the Dwarf Witch-Alder x the Large Witch-Alder. It gets about 4 feet high. Its cultivar name suggests coming from around Chicago, Illinois, but I have not seen anything yet that really says that, even from Morton Arboretum.

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