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Plant Characteristics

Bark Color*
  • Tan
Bark Type*
  • Smooth
Brand*
  • Pennsylvania Gold Medal Award Winners
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*
  • Green
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Green
Leaf Type*
  • Deciduous/Herbaceous
Nature Assets*
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Bees
  • Deer Resistant
Plant Type*
  • Shrub
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Spring Planting
  • Fall Planting
  • Summer Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Well-Drained
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
  • Average
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Salt Tolerant
  • Moist
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
Season of Interest*
  • Early Spring
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Spring Flowering
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Full Sun in Northern States
  • Prefers Full Sun in Southern States
  • Tolerates Morning Sun Only in Southern States
  • Tolerates Morning Sun Only in Northern States
  • Tolerates Full Sun in Northern States
  • Tolerates Full Sun in Southern States
Uses*
  • Wildlife Habitat
  • Accent Plant
  • Understory Planting
  • Near Water Gardens or Ponds
  • Mass Planting
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Under Power Lines
  • Border Plant
 

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Mt.Airy 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 a free fertilizer packet.

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MT. AIRY WITCH ALDER

Fothergilla major 'Mt. Airy'

Buy Mt. Airy Witch Alder online Growers Choice Award by the Michigan Association of Nurserymen. A trouble-free native that makes a dense small shrub 5-6 feet tall. White bottle-brush blooms appear before the leaves. Mixes well with azaleas and rhododendrons. Dark green summer foliage changes to brilliant yellow to orange-scarlet in fall. Excellent for borders, commercial foundations, and mass plantings.

Mature Height:

5-6 Feet

Mature Spread:

5-6 Feet

Hardiness Zone:

5-9

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®.

DIY Irrigation SuppliesWe use and recommend www.dripdepot.com for our irrigation needs, from simple to install micro and drip systems, to commercial grade irrigation parts and supplies.

Purchase MT. AIRY WITCH ALDER Online

Eco gallon Potted

SKU: 2333

(2.64 qrts / 2.51 liters)
(4 units available now - S)

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$35.00

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Jumbo gallon Potted

SKU: 8892

(4.04 qrts / 3.82 liters)
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$35.00

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2 gallon Potted

SKU: 2859

(1.87 gallons / 7.09 liters)
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$45.00

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3 gallon Potted

SKU: 3343

(2.90 gallons / 11.0 liters)
(6 units available now - S)

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$75.00

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Root Pouch 3 gallon

SKU: 11085

(3.06 gallons / 11.6 liters)
(7 units available now - S)

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$75.00

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5 gallon Potted

SKU: 3342

(4.10 gallons / 15.55 liters)
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$95.00

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7 gallon Potted

SKU: 4328

(6.08 gallons / 23.03 liters)
(9 units available now - G)

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$200.00

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