What is Fothergilla major
Fothergilla mayor (scientific name: Fothergilla major) is a deciduous shrub native to eastern North America in the family Hamamelidaceae. It is native to woodlands and wetlands in the Allegheny Mountains, where it originated. Before the leaves unfurl, it produces brush-like white, thread-like flowers. It is also known as white witch hazel. The flowers are aromatic. What looks like white flowers are actually white stamens. The leaves turn yellow to orange in autumn. The F. gardenii is an even smaller variety than the Mayor.
Common name: Fothergilla major; scientific name: Fothergilla major; alternate name: white witch hazel, shrub height: 100-150 cm; foliage: elliptical; inflorescence: alternate; leaf margin: serrated; petals: absent; flower color: white; flowering season: April-May; use: garden planting and potted plants.