Neviusia cliftonii

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Plant Height: 4 to 8 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Rhizome
Miscellaneous: Monoecious

Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Jan 15, 2019 2:38 PM

This Shasta Snow-wreath was discovered in 1992, growing only in northern California in Shasta County near Redding in about 20 spots around Lake Shasta. It was over-looked a long time as it looks similar to the Ninebark and Oceanspray shrubs that also grow around there, and it often grows with Poison-Oak. It bears umbel-like clusters of 3 to 5 flowers where each flowers is a ball of about 50 long white stamens over 5 green sepals and sometimes one or two remnant white petals. It blooms in April into early May. The simple, alternate, sharp-toothed leaves are sort of birch-like or ninebark-like. It grows in light shade on north facing slopes in the mountains. California Flora Nursery at 2990 Somers St in Fulton, CA 95439 sometimes has plants available.

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