General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4b -31.7 °C (-25 °F) to -28.9 °C (-20 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 3 to 6 feet
Plant Spread: 3 to 6 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Other: tiny brown achenes
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Spring
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Division
Miscellaneous: Monoecious

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Common names
  • Alabama Snow Wreath
  • Alabama Snow-Wreath

Photo Gallery
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2019-03-03
Neviusia alabamensis - Alabama Snow Wreath 006
Location: St Louis
Date: 2021-04-11
Location: St Louis
Date: 2014-04-27
Location: Jenkins Arboretum in Berwyn, PA
Date: 2021-04-27
a few of the earliest flowers blooming
Location: Jenkins Arboretum in Berwyn, Pennsylvania
Date: 2019-01-13
maturing group of shrubs in winter
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2018-03-10
Neviusia alabamensis - Alabama Snow Wreath 002
Location: Jenkins Arboretum in Berwyn, PA
Date: 2021-05-02
group along outside fence in bloom
Location: St Louis
Date: 2015-04-18
Location: Jenkins Arboretum in Berwyn, PA
Date: 2021-05-02
flowers
Location: Jenkins Arboretum in Berwyn, PA
Date: 2021-04-27
a few flowers beginning to bloom
Location: Jenkins Arboretum in Berwyn, Pennsylvania
Date: 2019-11-03
foliage still green in early November
Location: Jenkins Arboretum in Berwyn, PA
Date: 2021-04-18
a few plants along walk in spring foliage
Location: Jenkins Arboretum in Berwyn, PA
Date: 2021-05-02
group in bloom
Location: Jenkins Arboretum in Berwyn, PA
Date: 2021-05-02
group in bloom on slope outside fence
Location: Mount Cuba Center, Hockessin, Delaware
Date: 2018-06-29
the summer foliage
Location: St Louis
Date: 2014-04-27
Location: Jenkins Arboretum in Berwyn, Pennsylvania
Date: 2019-11-03
a few shrubs along walkway
Location: northern Delaware
Date: 2015-04-30
a potted plant for sale by DE Native Plant Society
Location: northern Delaware
Date: 2015-04-30
spring foliage of potted plant for sale
Location: Mount Cuba Center, Hockessin, Delaware
Date: 2018-06-29
a mass around some trees
Location: Mount Cuba Center, Hockessin, Delaware
Date: 2018-06-29
part of a mass
Location: Middle TN
Date: December 3, 2017
Comments:
  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Jan 16, 2018 9:15 PM concerning plant:
    I was just looking through the book of The Living Landscape by Rick Darke & Doug Tallamy, concerning native plant - naturalistic landscapes, and there are two wonderful photos of this shrub in white bloom on page 195 and it looks good. It reminds me of the Vanhoutte Spirea or Bridalwreath. Mr. Darke uses it on this property as part of the shrub border, a deer-proofing screening shrub, and as a woody plant cut flower. It was first discovered in Alabama in 1857. It has been further found not just in two areas of northern Alabama but also in spots in Mississippi, Arkansas, southern Tennessee, and Georgia, and one spot in southeast Missouri. It has simple, double-toothed leaves that turn greenish-yellow to yellow in autumn. It bears erect clusters of flowers without petals, but with numerous, showy, feathery, white stamens in late April into May. It grows about 1 to 1.5 feet/year. It has a fibrous root mass that makes it easy to transplant, and it can be divided like a perennial. I took photos of a shrub in a pot at a native plant sale in northern Delaware by the Delaware Native Plant Society. The Mount Cuba Center in northern Delaware has some good plantings. Jenkins Arboretum in Berwyn in southeast Pennsylvania has a few plants along a main path, though a little too shaded, and has a bigger group on a slope just outside its perimeter fence that get more light than the smaller group and blooms better. Snow-wreath makes a better bloom in sunny locations. Morton Arboretum in northern Illinois has some listed as planted on their grounds.

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