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96.American Snowbell

Styrax americanus

 

Tree Details

Hardiness zone:
5 to 9
Height:
6 to 8 (10) ft.
Spread:
Same as height
Habit:
Small slender-stemmed, rather wispy, high rounded shrub
Light:
Medium to light shade
Soil:
Cool, moist, acid bordering streams
Flowers:
White, beautiful, bell-shaped flowers with highly reflexed lobes hanging from the leaf axils in May or June
Fruit:
1/3 inch long, obovoid, grayish pubescent drupe develops in August through September
Landscape use:
Beautiful mid-sized shrub growing in lowlands bordering streams with no significant fall color
History:
Native habitat from Virginia to Florida, west to Missouri, Arkansas and Louisiana. Introduced 1765
Pests\Problems:

Significant Features:
Small tree/large shrub makes good garden plant