Mountain Witch Alder

The Mountain Witch Alder (Fothergilla major) is native to the woodlands here in the Southern Appalachians. This year the bottlebrush flowers appeared before most of the leaves emerged. Linked to Cee’s Flower of the Day

Mountain Witch Alder

Our Mountain Witch Alder shrub (Fothergilla) was glorious again this year…   “I love spring anywhere, but if I could choose I would always greet it in a garden.” –  Ruth Stout 

Witch Alder

In the 21 years we have lived here in Northeast Georgia, I have never seen our Fothergilla bloom as it has this year.  Commonly known as Witch Alder or Mountain Witch-Hazel, the Fothergilla is a slow-growing shrub that is native to the southeastern United States.  The flowers are brush-like and bloom from April to early May before the…