Fothergilla milleri

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Dwarf Witch-alder


Also known as Fothergilla gardenii

Plant Specifics

Size:3-5 ft tall by 2-4 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White,green
Fruit Color:NA
Noted for:Fall color, Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:Foundation plantings, group or mass planting, multi-season accent, or specimen shrub.
Propagation:Rooted stem cuttings
Availability:Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade,  Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Loam
Soil pH:Acidic



Attracts butterflies and other pollinators.

Native Habitats:Sunny, wet eges of baygalls, shrub swamps, pitcherplant bogs; shrubby transition zones into wet flatwoods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures


General Comments:May sucker and form small clones