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Dwarf fothergilla (Fothergilla gardenii)


Type: Slow-growingdeciduous shrub. Height/spread: Max height and spread is 0.9m (3ft)to 1m (3ft). Leaves: Dark green, alternate leaves emerge in spring and range in shape from oval to obovate. Sizes up to 6cm (2.5in) in length, with irregularlytoothed margins.Striking autumn colors, including bright red, crimson, orange, and yellow. nflorescences: Terminal cylindrical spikes to 4cm (1.5in) are borne in spring, before the leaves emerge. Flowers: Small,white, petal-less, highly fragrant. Conspicuous filaments are 2.5cm (1in) long.

Taxonomic tree

  • Domain: Eukarya

    • Kingdom: Plantae

      • Phylum: Magnoliophyta

        • Class: Magnoliopsida

          • Order: Saxifragales

            • Family: Hamamelidaceae

              • Genus: Fothergilla