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Neviusia alabamensis

Alabama snow wreath

N. alabamensis is a suckering, deciduous shrub up to 2m high and wide, with arching branches. Clusters of fluffy, white flowers consisting of stamens and leaf-like sepals, appear along the branches in mid- to late spring

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Size
Ultimate height
1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
1.5–2.5 metres
Growing conditions
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring White Green
Summer Green
Autumn Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

North–facing or West–facing or East–facing or South–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Rosaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy, Suckering
Genus

Neviusia are deciduous, suckering shrubs with oval, toothed leaves and clusters of fluffy, white flowers composed of sepals and stamens only

Name status

Correct

Plant range
SE USA

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How to grow

Cultivation

Happy in most soils in sun or semi-shade. Choose a position where suckering will not be a problem

Propagation

Propagate by seed, cuttings or division

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Low Maintenance
  • Flower borders and beds
  • Banks and slopes
  • Hedging and screens
Pruning

Pruning group 2

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

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