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Styrax grandifolius

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
STYE-racks gran-dih-FOH-lee-us
Description

Named for its very large leaf.  It can be easily propagated by leaf cuttings.  It is classified as a FACU, a Facultative Upland species meaning it rarely occurs on wetlands..

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#butterflies#deciduous#full sun#partial shade#white flowers#shrub#slow growing#large leaves#NC native#Braham Arboretum#native#FACU#facultative upland
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#butterflies#deciduous#full sun#partial shade#white flowers#shrub#slow growing#large leaves#NC native#Braham Arboretum#native#FACU#facultative upland
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Styrax
    Species:
    grandifolius
    Family:
    Styracaceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    Native ornamental
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Leaf Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eastern Central & Eastern U.S.A
    Distribution:
    Southeastern U.S.
    Wildlife Value:
    Flowers attract butterflies and bees.
    Play Value:
    Attractive Flowers
    Attracts Pollinators
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Shrub
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    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)
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Summer
    Fruit Type:
    Drupe
    Fruit Length:
    < 1 inch
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Raceme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Bell
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    White bell-shaped axillary racemes 5-6” with 5-20 flowers
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    > 6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    Dark green 4-8" leaves
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Surface/Attachment:
    Smooth
    Bark Description:
    Smooth, thin, dark brown and streaked.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies