witch alder


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Noun1.witch alder - any of several deciduous low-growing shrubs of the genus Fothergilla having showy brushlike spikes of white flowers in spring and fiery red and orange autumn colorwitch alder - any of several deciduous low-growing shrubs of the genus Fothergilla having showy brushlike spikes of white flowers in spring and fiery red and orange autumn color; grows from Alabama to the Allegheny Mountains
genus Fothergilla, Fothergilla - small genus of deciduous shrubs of the southeastern United States
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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Fothergilla major or witch alder is a superb small to medium-sized shrub covered with clusters of scented creamy-white spiky flowers early in the year.
Fothergillas are related to witch hazel - the only other species, Fothergilla gardenii, is nicknamed witch alder.