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Fothergilla major

Fothergilla major (*)

Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Ordo: Saxifragales

Familia: Hamamelidaceae
Subfamilia: Hamamelidoideae
Genus: Fothergilla
Species: Fothergilla major

Fothergilla major (Sims) Sweet, Bot. Cab. 1: 1520 (1829).

Fothergilla monticola Ashe, Bot. Gaz. 24: 374 (1897).


Hassler, M. 2021. Fothergilla major. World Plants: Synonymic Checklists of the Vascular Plants of the World In: Roskovh, Y., Abucay, L., Orrell, T., Nicolson, D., Bailly, N., Kirk, P., Bourgoin, T., DeWalt, R.E., Decock, W., De Wever, A., Nieukerken, E. van, Zarucchi, J. & Penev, L., eds. 2021. Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2021 January 13. Reference page.
International Plant Names Index. 2021. Fothergilla major. Published online. Accessed: 13 January 2021.

Vernacular names
dansk: Stor Troldel
suomi: Isohöyhenpensas, höyhenpensas

Fothergilla major, the large witch alder or mountain witch alder, is a species of flowering plant in the genus Fothergilla, family Hamamelidaceae, that is native to woodland and swamps in the Allegheny Mountains and southern Appalachian Mountains of the southeastern United States.[3] It is a deciduous shrub growing to 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in) with fragrant white bottlebrush flowers appearing along with, or before, the glossy leaves. The leaves often turn brilliant shades of red and orange in autumn.[4]

Fothergilla major prefers full sun to part shade and is disease and insect resistant.[5] It thrives in moist, acidic soils, but is fairly drought tolerant.[3] It is hardy in USDA hardiness zones 4-8.[6]

This plant is named for the English physician and plant collector John Fothergill (1712-1780). The Latin specific epithet major means "larger".[7] It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[8][9]

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