Morrison, Tennessee 931-668-9898


Dwarf Fothergilla

Rooted Cutting Pricing - Shipping Included
Price per Plant$22.50$7.00$6.00

Fothergilla gardenenii

Dwarf Fothergilla (also called Dwarf Witch Alder) is a dense compact native shrub. In mid-spring, its flowers are white and resemble a bottle-brush. Dwarf Fothergilla leaves are rounded and dark green, changing to brilliant yellow/gold to orange-red in the fall. Fothergilla is an excellent shrub for the residential landscape and adds considerable color from April to October. Originally indigenous to the Allegheny Mountains from northern North Carolina and Tennessee to northern Alabama, Dwarf Fothergilla was named in honor of English botanist Dr. John Fothergill. The plant is disease free. More planting instruction can also be found at


Diseases & Insects

Problem free




White, fragrant, actually apetalous; showy parts are the stamens (white filament, yellow anthers), borne in terminal. Flowers appear before leaves in April to early May and resemble bottle-brushes, honey-scented, lasting for 2 weeks; in some years the flowers and emerging leaves may appear together

Growth Rate

Hardiness Range

zone 4a – 8b *need help finding your hardiness zone?


Alternate, simple, obovate to oblong, rounded or broad middle, dark green above, pale or glaucous and tomentose beneath

Plant Type

Primary Features



2-3 feet tall at maturity with 2-3 foot spread

Sun Requirement

What am I buying?

We sell Dwarf Fothergilla as rooted cuttings. Taken from Wikipedia, “a plant cutting is a piece of a plant that is used in horticulture for vegetative (asexual) propagation. A piece of the stem or root of the source plant is placed in a suitable medium such as moist soil. If the conditions are suitable, the plant piece will begin to grow as a new plant independent of the parent, a process known as striking.” Put more simply, a rooted cutting is a small clone of the specimen from which it was taken. As a genetically identical clone, the cutting shares all the characteristic traits and attributes of the cultivated variety. Our rooted cuttings are 3-6 months old and 4-8 inches in stem length above the soil line. They are clipped from our private stock plants and grown in root pruning trays at our temperature controlled greenhouse.

When are plants collected?

Once your order is placed, your plants will be collected as soon as the weather permits. This time-frame is normally within 3-7 days. During heavy order periods (April-May), this collection time can grow to 10-14 days.

How are plants shipped?

All shipments are mailed via USPS Priority Mail using We monitor national weather conditions and temperatures for shipments. If at any time your order must be delayed for weather concerns, we will contact you by phone and/or email. The day that your order is completed or partially shipped, you will receive an email containing your package tracking number. You can also find this updated information by logging into your account on our website.

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