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Styrax grandifolius [= Styrax grandifolia]

Bigleaf Snowbell, Bigleaf Storax

Scientific Name:

Styrax grandifolius [= Styrax grandifolia]

Genus:

Styrax

Species Epithet:

grandifolius

Common Name:

Bigleaf Snowbell, Bigleaf Storax

Plant Type

Tree/Shrub

Life Cycle

Perennial

Plant Family

Styracaceae (Storax Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Invasive Status:

(*Key)

Size:

6-12 ft., 12-36 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

White

Light:

Sun - 6 or more hours of sun per day, Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Dry, Moist

Bloom Time:

April, May

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain

Habitat Description:

Mesic to dry upland forests, bluffs. Fairly common in the NC Piedmont and Coastal Plain, rare in NC Mountains.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Life Cycle:

Perennial

Wildlife Value:

Has some wildlife value

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

State Rank:

S4: Apparently secure (*Key)

Global Rank:

G5 - Secure (*Key)

Notes:

Flowers white with yellow stamens. Forms thickets. Bigger leaves than Styrax amaericanus.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

https://auth1.dpr.ncparks.gov/flora/species_account.php

https://nc.audubon.org/conservation/bird-friendly-communities/bird-friendly-native-plants

https://plants.ces.ncsu.edu/plants/styrax-grandifolius/

https://www.wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=STGR4



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