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Neviusia alabamensis

Description

This shrub is rounded, suckering and deciduous growing to 3-6’ tall and as wide with erect stems that arch gracefully. Tolerant of dry soil once established. Flowers on old wood so prune after flowering. Can be cut to ground to rejuvenate and control colony.

Cultivars / Varieties:
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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#arching#sun#showy flowers#deciduous#white flowers#shrub#native shrub#spring flowers#ncemgva2018#part shade
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Neviusia
    Species:
    alabamensis
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Division
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Southern USA
    Distribution:
    AL , AR , GA , MO , MS , TN
    Dimensions:
    Height: 3 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 3 ft. 0 in. - 6 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Erect
    Open
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Soil pH:
    Neutral (6.0-8.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Wet
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Type:
    Achene
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
    Fruit Description:
    Inconspicuous fruits to 1/4 inch
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Irregular
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    Showy clusters of 3 to 8, one inch wide flowers, no petals but distinct white, bottle brush-like, fluffy stamens.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Leaf Margin:
    Doubly Serrate
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Alternate, simple, doubly serrated, medium green leaves; 1.5-3.5 in. long
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Orange
    Surface/Attachment:
    Exfoliating
    Bark Plate Shape:
    Irregular
    Bark Description:
    Exfoliating orange-brown bark
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Woodland
    Landscape Theme:
    Cottage Garden
    Native Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Mass Planting