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American Snowbell (Styrax americanus)


Styrax Americanus, or more commonly know as American Snowbell, is a tree shrub with green foliage and white flowers of the genus Styrax. It has a height of 10 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. Styrax Americanus or American Snowbell's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Styrax
  • Family: Styracaceae
  • Order: Ebenales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Tree Shrub
  • Native Status: L48 (N)
  • State T/E Status: IL (T) OH (PRX)
  • State T/E Common Name: IL (storax) OH (snowbell)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACW- OBL
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(OBL) 2(FACW) 3(OBL) 5(NI) 6(FACW-)
  • Allelopath: No
  • Coppice Potential: No
  • Fall Conspicuous: Yes
  • Fire Resistance: No
  • Flower Color: White
  • Flower Conspicuous: No
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Foliage Porosity Summer: Porous
  • Foliage Texture: Fine
  • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: No
  • Height at 20 Years Maximum (feet): 15
  • Height Mature (feet): 10
  • Leaf Retention: No
  • Low Growing Grass: No
  • Resprout Ability: No
  • Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: No
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: Yes
  • Anaerobic Tolerance: Low
  • Cold Stratification Required: Yes
  • Drought Tolerance: Low
  • Frost Free Days Minimum: 207
  • pH (Minimum): 4.5
  • pH (Maximum): 8.5
  • Planting Density per Acre Minimum: 1280
  • Planting Density per Acre Maximum: 2560
  • Precipitation (Minimum): 16
  • Precipitation (Maximum): 68
  • Shade Tolerance: Intermediate
  • Temperature Minimum (°F): 27
  • Bloom Period: Spring
  • Fruit/Seed Period Begin: Summer
  • Fruit/Seed Period End: Fall
  • Fruit/Seed Persistence: No
  • Propagated by Bare Root: No
  • Propagated by Bulbs: No
  • Propagated by Container: No
  • Propagated by Corms: No
  • Propagated by Cuttings: Yes
  • Propagated by Seed: No
  • Propagated by Sod: No
  • Propagated by Sprigs: No
  • Propagated by Tubers: No
  • Small Grain: No

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