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Plant Characteristics

Bark Color*
  • Tan
Bark Type*
  • Smooth
Cultural Information*
  • Leaf Spot - High Resistance
  • Root Rot - Low Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - High Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
Flower Color*
  • White
Flower Type*
  • Fragrant
Growth Rate*
  • Medium
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Red/Brilliant Red
  • Orange/Brilliant Orange
  • Dark Yellow/Gold
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Blue
  • Gray
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Blue
  • Gray
Leaf Type*
  • Deciduous/Herbaceous
Nature Assets*
  • Deer Resistant
  • Attracts Bees
  • Attracts Butterflies
Plant Type*
  • Shrub
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Fall Planting
  • Summer Planting
  • Spring Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Moist
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Well-Drained
  • Average
  • Salt Tolerant
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
Season of Interest*
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
  • Early Spring
  • Spring Flowering
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Fall
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
Uses*
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Under Power Lines
  • Border Plant
  • Wildlife Habitat
  • Accent Plant
  • Understory Planting
  • Near Water Gardens or Ponds
  • Mass Planting
 

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Fothergilla is easy to grow and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include free fertilizer with every order.

Interesting Notes

The most alluring aspect is the striking display of large blue-gray leaves, which develop and intensify as the foliage matures

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BLUE SHADOW WITCH ALDER

Fothergilla major 'Blue Shadow'
15,490 Asexual Reproduction Prohibited

Buy Blue Shadow Witch Alder online. Ivory white flowers are 1 to 2" long, honey scented, and appear in feather like filaments at the ends of the branches in April-May. Summer foliage is an icy bluish-green. An outstanding autumn display of rich yellow, red and orange lasts several weeks, usually coming on in late October to November. Blue Shadow is a medium-size deciduous shrub 5 to 6' high and wide and easily adapts to sun or partial shade. It is tolerant to a wide range of soil and environmental conditions, needs little pruning and has no major disease or insect problems. This exciting new introduction originated as a branch sport from Fothergilla major 'Mt. Airy' and is blessed with the same vigorous constitution and well-structured habit. .

Mature Height:

5-6 Feet

Mature Spread:

5-6 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

4-8

What's My Hardiness Zone?

Family: Hamamelidaceae · Common Name: Witch Alder

FREE with every plant purchased:

  • The Sooner Guarantee: For details, click here!
  • A pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer that keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included in the top of each container to use when planting as they help retain soil moisture, and plants will establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will also survive drought-like conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
  • Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.

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Eco gallon Potted

SKU: 2832

(2.64 qrts / 2.51 liters)
(17 units available now - G)
(55 units for review on 3/1/20) Pre-Order
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$35.00

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2 gallon Potted

SKU: 7034

(1.87 gallons / 7.09 liters)
(6 units available now - S)

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$45.00

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3 gallon Potted

SKU: 2040

(2.90 gallons / 11.0 liters)
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$75.00

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Root Pouch 3 gallon

SKU: 10070

(3.17 gallons / 12 liters)
(10 units available now - S)

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$75.00

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Root Pouch 7 gallon

SKU: 12006

(7.92 gallons / 30 liters)
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$200.00

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Customer Testimonials

Beautiful plants! Very good service! I will definitely be purchasing from you in the future!


Pamela
Lincroft, NJ
November 2016

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