Styrax japonicus ‘Fargesii’ Styrax

Styrax

Snowbell Tree

Description: A beautiful small tree with an arching, fan-like growth, and oblong, glossy green leaves turning yellow and orange in autumn. Bell-shaped white flowers, with yellow stamens, are borne in profusion beneath the branches in June followed by small round green fruits.

History: Introduced in 1924. Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

Styrax Growing Tips: Requires humus-rich but free-draining, lime-free soil in sun or semi-shade, sheltered from cold winds.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 4m x 2m

Attributes

  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Flowering month: June
  • S Size: Small
  • Scented flowers
  • Prefers acid soil
  • Needs well-draining site
  • Autumn colour

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