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Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Neviusia alabamensis Gray
Alabama snow-wreath, Neviusia
USDA Symbol: NEAL
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
A globular, colony-forming shrub, 3-6 ft. in height and width; dense in youth, more open in maturity. Twigs are straw-colored; the bark is exfoliating and orange-brown in color. Leaves are a dull, medium-green. Floral spikes lack petals but have showy, feathery stamens.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May
AL , AR , GA , MO , MS , TN Native Distribution:
Disjunct populations in AL, GA, MS, TN & AR Native Habitat:
Overhanging shale & limestone cliffs & ridges; talus slopes USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil pH: Circumneutral (pH 6.8-7.2)
Soil Description: Well-drained, shallow soils.
Conditions Comments: A short-lived, trouble-free, thicket-forming shrub. Prune after flowering.
PropagationDescription: Roots easily from softwood cuttings. Plants may be divided.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
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Record Modified: 2009-02-18
Research By: TWC Staff