Aug. 20, 2020

mountain witchalder, Fothergilla major

Mountain witchalder is a shrub up to about 10 feet tall. The flowers are about an inch across and sweetly fragrant. Both this and its well named relative, F. gardenii, have been welcomed into our gardens. Mountain witchalder grows in AL, AR, GA, NC, SC, and TN. Beal Gardens, MSU, 4/12/12. Witch-hazel family, Hamamelidaceae.