American Snowbell

Basisdaten

american snowbell (Styrax americanus) leaf
american snowbell (Styrax americanus) leaf
  • american snowbell (Styrax americanus) leaf
  • american snowbell (Styrax americanus) leaf underside
  • american snowbell (Styrax americanus) leaves
  • american snowbell (Styrax americanus) fruits
  • american snowbell (Styrax americanus) fruit
  • american snowbell (Styrax americanus) fruits
  • american snowbell (Styrax americanus) bud
  • american snowbell (Styrax americanus) trunk / stem
  • american snowbell (Styrax americanus) branch in Winter
  • american snowbell (Styrax americanus) crown in Winter
description: 

The American snowbell is a small tree, which comes from the southeastern United States. A beautiful garden tree with abundant blooms which exude a pleasant fragrance.

Tree profile

name botanical: 
Styrax americanus
other name: 
American Silverbells
other name: 
Big-Leaf Snowbel
family: 
Storax family (Styracaceae)
species: 
deciduous tree
height: 
small tree up to 10 m (33 ft)
leaf: 

The leaves of American snowbell are deciduous, oval to obovate, 3 – 6 cm (1.2 – 2.4 in) long, the leaf veins are protruding. The leaf margin is serrated.

leaf shape: 
ovoid
leaf margin: 
serrated
leaf position: 
alternate
fall foliage: 
pale yellow
flowering: 
March - April
blossom color: 
white
blossom description: 

The flowers are white and hang in bunches (1-4 flowers per inflorescence). The stems of the bunches are 2.5 to 10 cm (1.0 – 3.9 in) long.

gender distribution: 
monoecious / hermaphrodite
fruit: 

Die Steinfrüchte sind etwa 6 mm im Durchmesser und kugelförmig. Die Frucht ist reif im September / Oktober.

branches: 

The branches are gray-brown and slightly zigzag. The buds are very small and brown.

bark: 
The bark is dunkel gray-brown and smooth.
root: 
Shallow-rooting, no root runners
location: 
Sun to half-shade
soil: 
permeable soils, garden soils
ph value: 
slightly acidic bis leicht alkalisch
usage: 

single tree, planting in groups