After 30 years in the garden here at Glebe Cottage, our fothergilla
is still only waist high.
are related to witch hazel - the only other species, Fothergilla
gardenii, is nicknamed witch alder.
Other plants giving excellent colour are Liquidambar trees, Fothergilla
and the deciduous Euonymous.
The Fothergilla has wonderful fluffy-looking flowers in delicate yellow but, come autumn, its once-bright green leaves turn egg-yolk yellow and red.
It's best grown in a moist, acidic soil but if your soil is alkaline, either grow Fothergilla in a raised bed of acidic soil or a huge container such as a half barrel filled with ericaceous (lime-free) compost.
Miocene and the Pliocene in France; Fothergilla
, possibly in the Eocene
Shop for fall color: look for fothergilla
, Parrotia persica, and a variety of maples.
Summersweet, winter hazel, disanthus, enkianthus, fothergilla
, witch hazel, lindera, and blueberry need acid soil (like that preferred by rhododendron).
Depending on what's in your garden, you might also try fothergilla
, pussywillow, crabapple, and hawthorn.
if your garden has acid soil, or Parrotia persica for a larger space.
FOTHERGILLA gardenii is a beautiful shrub with double value.
Fothergillas need a lime-free soil and prefer a sunny spot, although they will still perform quite well in partial shade.
Others that respond well are: Actinidia, Akebia, Carpenteria, Chaenomeles, Chimonanthus, Corylopsis, Fothergilla
, Kalmia, Lonicera, Magnolia, Osmanthus, Skimmia, Strachyurus, Syringa and Vitis colgnetiae.