Styrax americanus

American snowbell


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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 8-10 ft    Width: 6-10 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Showy flowers, aroma, fragrance


Recommended Uses: Understory tree. Specimen plant in moist areas.
Propagation: Seed (stratified), layering, softwood cuttings.
Availability: Native nurseries
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam
Soil pH Range: Acidic


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Birds and other animals eat the fruit. Attracts pollinators.
Native Habitats: Understory of floodplain and wet forests, swamps, shoreline thickets, cypress-gum depressions. Most frequently where annually inundated or where water stands at or above the soil surface for extended periods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

Prolific bloomer: very showy. Fragrant.