American Snowbell

American snowbell blooms (Styrax americanus)

American snowbell (Styrax americanus) is a deciduous, native, tree, found naturally in Florida from about Charlotte County northward.

American snowbell is in the Styracaceae family along with bigleaf snowbell (Styrax grandiflora), Carolina silverbell (Halesia Carolina) and two-wing silverbell (Halesia diptera).  Unlike American snowbell Halesia petals are drooping giving the flowers a more bell shaped appearance, and a distinguishing key feature. 

American snowbell (Styrax americanus) grows to a height of about ten feet and is excellent as an understory tree, or large shrub, for moist, partly shaded, areas.