Alabama Snow Wreath (Neviusia alabamensis)

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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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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2019-03-03Neviusia alabamensis - Alabama Snow Wreath 006
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Location: Jenkins Arboretum in Berwyn, PennsylvaniaDate: 2019-01-13maturing group of shrubs in winter
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2018-03-10Neviusia alabamensis - Alabama Snow Wreath 002
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Location: Jenkins Arboretum in Berwyn, PennsylvaniaDate: 2019-11-03a few shrubs along walkway
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Location: Jenkins Arboretum in Berwyn, PennsylvaniaDate: 2019-11-03foliage still green in early November
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Location: northern DelawareDate: 2015-04-30spring foliage of potted plant for sale
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Location: northern DelawareDate: 2015-04-30a potted plant for sale by DE Native Plant Society
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Location: Mount Cuba Center, Hockessin, DelawareDate: 2018-06-29a mass around some trees
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Location: Mount Cuba Center, Hockessin, DelawareDate: 2018-06-29part of a mass
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Location: Mount Cuba Center, Hockessin, DelawareDate: 2018-06-29the summer foliage
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Comments:
Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Jan 16, 2018 9:15 PM

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. 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, though a little too shaded. Morton Arboretum in northern Illinois has some listed as planted on their grounds.

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