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Styrax americanus

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Plant types and subtypes: Trees & Shrubs, Shrubs, Shrub-like Trees, Deciduous

Light Requirements: part-sun, part-shade

Water Use: medium

Soil Moisture: moist, wet

Soil Description: acid, loam, sand

Height: 8'-15'

Bloom Time: April

Bloom Color: white

Leaf Color: green

Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9

Additional Tags: attracts birds, attracts butterflies, berries, colonizing, naturalizing, pond margin plant, shade garden plant

Styrax americanus (American snowbell)
  • Styrax americanus (American snowbell)
  • Styrax americanus (American snowbell)
  • Styrax americanus (American snowbell)
  • Styrax americanus (American snowbell)

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Description

Styrax americanus

Also known as:

American snowbell

,

storax

,

snowbell

,

American silverbells

,

big-leaf snowbell

Scientific Synonyms:

Styrax pulverulentus

Description

Produces white flowers with a fragrance reminiscent of orange.

Cultivation

An underutilized shrub, that will not compete with other understory species. Blooms more profusely with more sun, but will require a moist location. Tolerant of wet soil conditions, where its roots will be subjected to irregular inundation. Will sucker to form small colonies.

Native Range & Classification

Recorded County Distribution: USDA data

Native Range:
AL, AR, DC, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MO, MS, NC, OH, SC, TN, TX, VA

USDA Endangered Status:

  • Threatened: IL

Classification

Kingdom Plantae Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida Dicotyledons
Subclass Dilleniidae
Order Ebenales
Family Styracaceae Storax family
Genus Styrax snowbell
Species Styrax americanus American snowbell