Alabama snow-wreath Rosaceae Neviusia alabamensis A. Gray Listen to the Latin symbol: NEAL Other Fact Sheets
Leaf: Alternate, simple, deciduous; 3 inches long, ovate to nearly cordate, doubly serrate, prominently penniveined, green above and paler below.
Flower: Showy, 3 to 8 flowers arranged in loose conical clusters; individual flowers lacking petals, composed of pompom-like clusters of white stamens subtended by leafy sepals; appearing in late spring.
Fruit: Small yellow-green oval drupe-like achenes, ripening in early fall.
Twig: Slender, initially green, changing to red-brown.
Bark: Smooth and red-brown, become somewhat shreddy.
Form: A loosely branched suckering shrub with arching stems growing to 8 feet tall.
leaf flower twig bark form1 map
Additional Range Information:
Neviusia alabamensis is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting Alabama snow-wreath.
External Links:
USDA Plants Database
© Copyright 2016, Virginia Tech
Dept. of Forest Resources
and Environmental Conservation,
all rights reserved.
Photos and text by: John Seiler,
Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera,
and John Peterson
Virginia Tech Homepage CNRE FREC