Styrax grandifolius

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Snowbell, Bigleaf Snowbell


Plant Specifics

Size:8-12 ft tall by 6-15 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:Brown,NA
Noted for:Aroma, fragrance, Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:Understory tree in moist areas.
Propagation:Stratified seed.
Availability:Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales
Light: Part Shade,  Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Loam, Sand
Soil pH:Acidic



Fruit eaten by birds and other animals. 


  • Attracts bees and other pollinators.
  • Attracts butterflies.

Native Habitats:Bluffs, ravines, in understory of well-drained hardwood forests.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures


General Comments:Fragrant.