Contact Us Host an Event Volunteer Join

Support the plant database you love!


Plant Database

Search for native plants by scientific name, common name or family. If you are not sure what you are looking for, try the Combination Search or our Recommended Species lists.

Enter a Plant Name:
Or choose a plant family:
Neviusia alabamensis (Alabama snow-wreath)
Wasowski, Sally and Andy

Neviusia alabamensis

Neviusia alabamensis A. Gray

Alabama Snow-wreath, Neviusia

Rosaceae (Rose Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N)

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.


From the Image Gallery

2 photo(s) available in the Image Gallery

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Size Class: 6-12 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May


USA: 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

Growing Conditions

Light 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.


Description: Roots easily from softwood cuttings. Plants may be divided.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE


Bibref 1620 - Gardening with Native Plants of the South (Reprint Edition) (2009) Wasowski, S. with A. Wasowski
Bibref 841 - Native Alternatives to Invasive Plants (2006) Burrell, C. C.

Search More Titles in Bibliography

Additional resources

USDA: Find Neviusia alabamensis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Neviusia alabamensis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Neviusia alabamensis


Record Modified: 2013-09-08
Research By: TWC Staff

Go back