Fothergilla major - American Wych Hazel, Plant in 9cm Pot
Fothergilla major are native to south eastern USA and are grown for their conspicuous, fragrant, white bottlebrush flowers in spring and autumn just as the rich green foliage begins to appear and their striking, rich autumn colours of bonfire orange and red. A very striking autumn plant. Grows well in full sun or partial shade. Prefers fertile, moist, well drained, acid soil. This plant is ericaceous and will not tolerate alkaline soils. Use in a border or on the edge off woodland. Can be used in a large pot or other container. Use a good quality Ericaceous John Innes compost as this plant will be there a long time and peaty types of compost eventually degrade and become too packed and choke the roots. Ensure you feed regularly as a hungry plant is a poor performer. We recommend Osmoscote pro 8-9 month applied in the early spring. One application gives all the nutrients the plant requires for the whole year. John Innes is a soils based compost.