Common Name: American snowbell
Scientific Name: Styrax americanus
Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia
Virginia Champion: yes
Circumference: 11 in.
Height: 21 ft.
Crown: 21 ft.
Date Last Measured: 2017
Last Measured by: Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson
Date First Measured: 2009
Comments: Declared national champion in 2009, but dethroned in 2019 due to multi-stem growth habit. Returned to national champ status in 2020 after reconsideration. Tree is very healthy and vigorous. It was at the end of its blooming season when measured.
2017 update: Tree is kind of scraggly, but it is hanging on.
Location of Tree
Tree is located in: Isle of Wight
Land Owner: Unknown
GPS Coordinates: 36.69931, -76.92462
Directions: Blackwater River Swamp south of Joyner's Bridge Road and north of the City of Franklin, on the Isle of Wight side of the river on an inside bend of the river.
Contact Name: Byron Carmean
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Address: 3616 Labrador Lane
Suffolk, VA 23434
Contact Phone: 757-934-0588
Original Nominator(s): Byron Carmean and Gary Williamson