Coastal Witchalder (Fothergilla gardenii)

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Coastal Witchalder is a deciduous shrub that grows in the southern half of the Coastal Plain of North Carolina, where it is uncommon.

Pender Co., NC 4/19/08.

Coastal Witchalder (Fothergilla gardenii)

Scotland Co., NC 4/18/10.

It is similar to Fothergilla major of the Piedmont and Mountains, but has smaller leaves and flowers. The leaves turn brilliant orange-red in fall. Also called Dwarf Witchalder.

Pender Co., NC 4/19/08.

Pender Co., NC 4/19/08.

Pender Co., NC 4/19/08.

Coastal Witchalder (Fothergilla gardenii)

Pender Co., NC 4/23/06.

Coastal Witchalder (Fothergilla gardenii)

Pender Co., NC 4/23/06.

More information:
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U Connecticut
Virginia Tech Dendrology

Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of North Carolina

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