Also at his home he has planted a woodland border with snowdrops and his preferred snowflake, Hellebores, Fritillarias, Fothergilla
major, Meconopsis cookii, Cypripedium and Cardiocrinum giganteum.
is a good choice for gardens in full sun or part shade.
Commonly known as American wych hazel, Fothergilla
major is a large shrub with excellent seasonal interest.
Then something more to scale and more realistic for a small garden would be fothergilla
monticola, which is a relative of hazels and witch hazels.
Here, in the Okanagan Highlands, numerous groups of animals and plants make their first appearances in the fossil record; for example, genera such as hazel (Corylus) and hornbeam (Carpinus) in the birch family (Betulaceae); the oldest known service-berry (Amelanchier), snow-wreath (Neviusia), and cherry (Prunus) in the rose family (Rosaceae); winter-hazel (Corylopsis) and witch-alder (Fothergilla
) in the witchhazel family (Hamamelidaceae); and beech (Fagus) in the beech family (Fagaceae) (e.g.
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.
Then tuck shrubs on either side for seasonal interest--blue hydrangeas for summer bloom, Fothergilla
for orange fall foliage, and a redtwig dogwood for winter color.
Excuses as to why the 30 Viburnum nudum 'Winterthur' or 50 Fothergilla
A Among my favourites are witch hazel (hamamelis), fothergilla
, euonymus alata and many of the small cherry and rowan trees.
europaeus (spindle tree), deciduous berberis species, hamamelis (witch hazel), vaccinium (blue berries), rhus typhina (stag's horn sumach), fothergilla
(witch alder) and cotoneaster horizontalis.
Upon closer examination, you realize it is fothergilla
Seek out the redvein enkianthus, the sourwood, witchhazels, named cultivars of Japanese Maples, Smokebush, Fothergilla
, Tiger Eyes Sumac and the leaf color change noted in rhododendrons, azaleas, blueberry bushes and dozens of other plants.