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NC Native Plant Society:
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Fothergilla gardenii

Coastal Witch-alder, Dwarf Fothergilla

Scientific Name:

Fothergilla gardenii

Genus:

Fothergilla

Species Epithet:

gardenii

Common Name:

Coastal Witch-alder, Dwarf Fothergilla

Plant Type

Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Hamamelidaceae (Witch-Hazel Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

1-3 ft., 3-6 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time:

March, April, May

Growing Area:

Sandhills, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Wet savannas, pocosins, and margins of pocosins, Baygalls, and pitcherplant bogs. Uncommon in NC coastal plain.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Highly Recommended and Available

State Rank:

S3: Vulnerable, S4: Apparently secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G3 - Vulnerable, G4 - Apparently Secure (*Key)

Notes:

Beautiful fall color. Cultivars available.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/plant_list.php

https://nc.audubon.org/700

https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/fothergilla-gardenii/



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