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Fothergilla
Trees and shrubs | Magnoliopsida

Scientific name - Fothergilla

Distribution and Habitat - originating in North America.

Description species --

Fothergilla gardenii - small shrub, up to 1 m high. Leaves 4.8 x 1.5-5 cm, edge to the top gear. Flowers white with pink ears appear before the leaf in the terminal, stamens numerous. Blooms in April-May, prefers moist soil, well-drained, in full sun.

Fothergilla major - small shrub, 1.5 m height, stalk with stellate hairs. Leaves 8.12 x 6-8 cm, strongly lobate or needle near the top, or whole, the round to slightly cordata. White flowers, blooming in May. Fruit capsule 11-13 mm long. Prefers moist soil, in exhibitions shady.

Fothergilla parvifolia - prefers well-drained soil in full sun or shade.

Growth rate - slowly.

Tolerances - drought, soil compact, light air pollution.

Requirements - prefers soil rich in humus, acidic, well-drained in full sun or semiumbra.

Management - transplanting fairly easy early spring. It clipped before the beginning of spring increases by cutting old branches at ground level.

Propagation - by stratification and sowing seeds in spring, or drajoni or root cuttings.

Natural partners and Garden - Aesculus parviflora, Aronia, Buddleja davidii, Corylopsis pauciflora, Cotinus coggygria, Deutzia gracilis, Hamamelis x intermedia, Hydrangea quercifolia, Itea virginica, Narcissus pseudonarcissus, Polygonatum, Spiraea japonica, Viburnum carlesii.

References

C. Colston Burrell, Lucy Hardiman - Intimate Gardens - Brooklyn Botanic Garden, 2005

William Van Ders - Native Woody Plants of the United States - Braithwaite Press, 2007

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