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Bigleaf Snowbell (Styrax grandifolius)

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Styrax Grandifolius, or more commonly know as Bigleaf Snowbell, is a tree shrub with green foliage and white flowers of the genus Styrax. It has a slow growth rate and a height of 10 feet at maturity. Its duration is perennial which means it will grow year after year. It's active growth period is spring and summer, blooms during spring, is somewhat tolerant of shade and is routinely available commercially. Styrax Grandifolius or Bigleaf Snowbell's floral region is North America US Lower 48, specifically in the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, 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 (E) IN (E) OH (PRX)
  • State T/E Common Name: IL (bigleaf snowbell bush) IN (large-leaf snowbell) OH (bigleaf snowbell)
  • National Wetland Indicator Status: FACU- FACU
  • Regional Wetland Indicator Status: 1(FACU) 2(FACU-) 3(NI) 6(NI)
  • Active Growth Period: Spring and Summer
  • Allelopath: No
  • Coppice Potential: No
  • Fall Conspicuous: No
  • Fire Resistance: No
  • Flower Color: White
  • Flower Conspicuous: Yes
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Foliage Porosity Summer: Moderate
  • Foliage Porosity Winter: Porous
  • Foliage Texture: Medium
  • Fruit/Seed Color: Brown
  • Fruit/Seed Conspicuous: No
  • Growth Form: Rhizomatous
  • Growth Rate: Slow
  • Height at 20 Years Maximum (feet): 20
  • Height Mature (feet): 10
  • Leaf Retention: No
  • Lifespan: Short
  • Low Growing Grass: No
  • Resprout Ability: No
  • Shape and Orientation: Erect
  • Toxicity: None
  • Adapted to Coarse Textured Soils: Yes
  • Adapted to Fine Textured Soils: No
  • Adapted to Medium Textured Soils: Yes
  • Anaerobic Tolerance: None
  • Cold Stratification Required: No
  • Frost Free Days Minimum: 207
  • pH (Minimum): 4.5
  • pH (Maximum): 8.5
  • Precipitation (Minimum): 33
  • Precipitation (Maximum): 68
  • Root Depth Minimum (inches): 24
  • Salinity Tolerance: None
  • Shade Tolerance: Intermediate
  • Temperature Minimum (°F): -26
  • Bloom Period: Spring
  • Commercial Availability: No Known Source
  • Fruit/Seed Abundance: Low
  • 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
  • Seedling Vigor: Low
  • Small Grain: No




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