Shrub to 2 m. Leaves oval to obovate, sometimes toothed but only below the middle, pale green below with hairs often few and restricted to the veins below. Leaf stalks 1-1.5 cm long. Flower spikes 3-6 cm long; spring. Fruits without red markings on the splitting suture.
SE North America
Source: (1997). Hamamelidaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 2. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 1. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press. (as Fothergilla monticola)