Fothergilla major Lodd.

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: Spencer, R. (1997). Hamamelidaceae. In: Spencer, R.. 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)

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     [Saxifraganae]
order      Saxifragales
family       Hamamelidaceae
genus        Fothergilla L.